Vinson Massif

The 8th summit

Where did it get its name?

Hello! Today I'm going to talk about the Vinson Massif in Antartica. First we are going to talk about when it was founded. It was found in January 1958 by U.S. Navy aircraft. Why was it named the Vinson Massif? Because it was named after a guy named Carl G. Vinson for funding the whole exploration. Besides that, Vinson was also important in history because he served in congress former chairman of the house of Armed Services. (

What makes it special?

Now, what makes this mountain special? Easy, it is the tallest mountain in Antartica. It is 4,892 meters (16,050 feet). How hard is it to climb? Well, it's very cold up there with possible avalanches and stuff and could take up to a month to climb! It was first climbed in 1966. As of February 2010, 1,400 people have attempted to climb it! (

Pictures of it!

How many people have tried to climb this beauty?

The beauty of the mountain! It looks like a giant mountain with lots of snow all over, not just on top. It is mainly surrounded around flatland though so it's like a random spike out of the ground! People don't really care much for it probably because it being the 8th summit! So close to the top 7th summits. Well, that was a little about the Vinson Massif, bye! (