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Range Name(s): Ellsworth Mountains, Горы Элсуорт, Горы Элсуэрт, Горы Элсуорта     Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Max. Elevation: 4 892 m / 16 050 ft     Snow Line: Please update
Region(s): Antarctica     Average Length: 224 miles / 360 km
Location: Antarctica:     Average Width: Please update
Activity Type: Hiking, Mountaineering     Latitude/Longitude: -79°-18'-24.178''S
-84°-33'-2.861''W
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Parent Range: Please update     Nearest Airport(s): Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport (PUQ);
National Park(s): Please update     Convenience Center(s): Punta Arenas;

YOUR CHANCE TO Edit

For most of climbers the highest point in all Antarctica is only the reason of getting there. The climbing itself is reportedly moderate to tough, ignoring the ridiculous logistics of getting climbers there.

DESCRIPTION Edit

The Ellsworth Mountains is the highest Antarctica's mountain system. Due to this reason it's the most popular place there among climbers and tourists. Vinson Massif - the most expensive part of "Seven Summits" list and the highest mountain in Antarctica, is situated there. However, arranging an outing here is a difficult task, requiring either official scientific sponsorship or considerable financial resources.

LOCATION Edit

The Ellsworth Mountains is situated in the southern part of Ellsworth Land and in 450 km off the north Antarctica coast.

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  • 4 852 m / 15 919 ft
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  • 4 661 m / 15 292 ft
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  • 4 602 m / 15 098 ft
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DID YOU KNOW (2) Edit Add

• The mountains were discovered on November 23, 1935 by Lincoln Ellsworth in the course of a trans-Antarctic flight from Dundee Island to the Ross Ice Shelf. Till 1957 scientists haven't been known that highest continental point is situated there.

 

• Due to its high latitude location the altitude sickness in the Ellsworth Mountains is not the same like in other mountain ranges of our planet. Climbers saying that altitude feelings during the ascent to Vinson Massif (4892 m) is absolutely the same as ascent to 6000 meters in Himalaya.

 

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