Altitude 4897m, Duration 19 days, Grade 3C (grades)
A Stunning Mountain in an Extreme Enviroment
Antarctica is a land of dreams; a pristine environment of epic proportions and extremities. For half of the year, when there is 24 hours of daylight, the snow really does shine whiter than white. Mount Vinson occupies a grand position at the base of the Antarctic Peninsula; the coldest, most windswept continent on earth. The elegant symmetrical pyramids of the Ellsworth Mountains give rise to the complex high-glacial massif of Vinson itself. From its peak you will be awestruck by the clarity of the views to the nearby peaks of Mount Shinn and Mount Gardner, and far beyond the South Pole. The route taken is a low technical climb, but we are in a potentially extreme environment that will offer a real physical and mental challenge. It is advisable to book at least 6-9 months in advance.