Vinson Massif

Vin·son Massif

geographical name \ˈvin(t)-sən\

Definition of VINSON MASSIF

mountain 16,066 feet (4897 m) W Antarctica S of Ellsworth Land in Ellsworth Mountains; highest in Antarctica


Vinson Massif

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Mountain, Sentinel Range, central Ellsworth Mountains, western Antarctica. Rising 16,066 ft (4,897 m), the Vinson Massif is the highest mountain on the continent. It was discovered in 1935 by U.S. explorer Lincoln Ellsworth.


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