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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.
That leaves only 16,050-foot Mount Vinson in Antarctica and 16,024-foot Puncak Jaya in Indonesia (a substitute for Australia, where the highest peak is only 7,310 feet).
Martin, who travelled to the North Pole with Prince Harry four years ago, has Mt Everest - an attempt in 2012 was abandoned because of avalanches - Carstenz Pyramid, in Australasia, a trek to the South Pole and tackling Mount Vinson as well as a return fixture with Aconcagua to complete.
Last year, they climbed to the summits of Mt Aconcagua in South America in December 2013, Mount Vinson in Antartica in January 2013 and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in February 2013.
That achievement was quickly followed by their summit of Mount Vinson Massif (4,892m) in Antarctica.
"I climbed Mount Vinson, the highest mountain of Antarctica, Mount Elbrus, a dormant volcano located in the western Caucasus mountain range, Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas, Kala Pattar, a mountain in the Nepalese Himalayas, Pico de Orizaba the highest mountain in Mexico, Iztaccihuatl, a dormant volcanic mountain in Mexico and finally Mount Everest, the earth's highest mountain," she added.
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.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Thani, co-founder of, 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.

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