Located in the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains about 1,200 kilometers from the South Pole, Vinson is the tallest mountain in Antarctica standing at 16,050 feet. In 1966, Barry Corbet, John Evans, Bill Long and Pete Schoening became the first to reach the summit as part of a 10-person American expedition. Mount Vinson is the coldest of all seven summits with average summer temperatures of about -20 degrees F.
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