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Vinson Massif,

peak, 16,860 ft (5,139 m) high, W Antarctica, in the Ellsworth Mts.; highest peak in Antarctica.
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To achieve the world first, he still needs to summit Mount Vinson, Aconcagua in South America, Mount Carstensz in Australasia and Denali, the highest peak in North America.
After this trek, the two plan to climb Mount Vinson in Antarctica, said Watson, who learned to climb mountains growing up in the tiny town of Empire, Colo.
They had already conquered Mount Elbrus, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Aconcagua, Mount McKinley, Mount Vinson and Mount Kosciuszko.
Her past ascents include: Kilimanjaro, Mount Vinson, Mount Elbrus, Aconcagua, Kala Pattar, Pico de Orizaba, and Iztaccihuatl.
Egyptian explorer Omar Samra, 33, has returned to Dubai to calculate his CO2 emissions in order to offset any environmental damage caused by his successful summiting of 16,050ft Mount Vinson, Antarctica's highest mountain.
The Flying for Freedom challenge will achieve three world firsts - the first flexible wing flight in Antarctica, the first over the South Pole and the first over the continent's highest mountain, 16,050ft Mount Vinson.
Known for his record-breaking expeditions as the first Arab to row across the Atlantic Ocean, the first Arab to walk to the magnetic North Pole and the first Omani to climb Mount Vinson in the Antarctic, Nabil has in the last year put his talents towards more local ventures.
com, has conquered Mount Vinson in his quest to conquer the seven summits, under the name of Reach Out To Asia (Rota), the Qatari non-governmental organisation focused on making quality education accessible across Asia.
The former Pontypridd, Leeds, Perpignan and Newport Gwent Dragons flanker also climbed Mount Vinson, Aconcagua, Mount Kilimanjaro, Carstensz Pyramid, Mount Everest and Mount Denalias, as well as venturing to both the North and South Poles in the same year - all under his target of seven months.
And it will be Mount Vinson in Antarctica in the winter.
Later this month I will climb Mount Vinson which is the highest mountain of Antarctica, located about 1,200km from the South Pole.
One hundred and sixty kilometres away at the main base in Patriot Hills, the Twin Otter aircrew are refuelling for another flight along the beautiful Ellsworth Mountains to my location at Mount Vinson Base Camp.

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