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Discover the top of the bottom of the world from Antarctica’s highest peak!

Rising to 4.892 meters in elevation, Mount Vinson is the highest point on the Antarctic continent. Reaching this elusive Seventh Summit is both a privilege and a challenge that takes about two weeks. Enjoy every moment of the adventure. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Mountain Climbing trips to Mount Vinson. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Mount Vinson

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Mount Vinson?

Mount Vinson and the surrounding massif were discovered by the U.S. Navy in 1958.

The massif and peak sit within the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains at the base of the Antarctic Peninsula. The mountain overlooks the Ronne Iceshelf and provides excellent views out over the continent.
The first successful ascent of the peak took place in 1967 and since then many more of attempted and made it to the top of the summit. Any ascent of Mount Vinson is not to be taken lightly. The weather can get incredibly bad very quickly and not every trip to the mountain ends in success.
In spite of the relative ease of the climb, you should dedicate three weeks to the entire endeavour, which gives you a large window of extra days in case the weather gets bad.

Why should I choose Mount Vinson for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

The Antarctic is an incredibly beautiful place. Its pristine wilderness is virtually unspoiled by human activity, which makes any mountain ascent trip to the summit of Mount Vinson a truly wild experience. Enjoy phenomenal views out over the glaciated landmass and take in amazing ocean views as well. See scenery here that you would not get a chance to witness anywhere else.

Explore Antarctica

It’s not very often that you have the chance to explore an uninhabited continent. Climbing Mount Vinson is generally a 10 day to two week expedition. While you’re heading to the summit of Antarctica’s highest peak, enjoy the journey there, including the glacier trekking approach through the valleys and over the icewalls and rocky peaks of the coastal mountain range.

One of the Seven Summits

Mount Vinson may not be the tallest mountain or toughest climb, but it is still one of the Seven Summits, which makes it very appealing for many moutnaineers. It is probably the second easiest one after Kilimanjaro, in terms of climbing. But due to the extreme nature of Antarctica, it can be one of the toughest climbs of all.

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Mount Vinson?

In the summer, average daily temperatures rarely exceed freezing and at higher elevations are often well-below. Light is almost constant at this time of the year as well, which makes sunburn an ever-present risk.

How can I get to Mount Vinson?

Any trip to Antarctica begins with a flight into the international airport in Punta Arenas (PUQ), which offers direct flights from the airport in Santiago (SCL). Most guides will opt to meet you here or in the city prior to flying to Antarctica.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Mount Vinson region?

Most guides speak English.

What's the country code for the Mount Vinson region?


What currency is accepted around Mount Vinson?

Most guides charge fees in US dollars.

Best time to climb

December to January

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