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Mount Vinson is the highest peak in Antarctica, with a summit elevation of 4,892 meters (16,050 feet) above sea level. It is located in the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains, which are part of the larger Transantarctic Mountains range.

The mountain was discovered in 1958 by a team of American explorers led by Admiral George Dufek, and was named after Carl Vinson, a former chairman of the US House of Representatives Armed Services Committee.

Mount Vinson is a popular destination for mountaineers, who come from around the world to attempt its challenging ascent. The climb typically takes between two and three weeks, and involves crossing glaciers, negotiating crevasses, and enduring extreme weather conditions.

Despite its remote location, Mount Vinson has a relatively mild climate for Antarctica, with average temperatures ranging from -20°C to -30°C (-4°F to -22°F) in the summer months of November to January.

The mountain is surrounded by stunning natural scenery, including vast ice fields, rugged ridges, and towering peaks. The area is also home to a variety of wildlife, including penguins, seals, and several species of bird.