Mount Vinson

Despite a relatively easy technical grade, climbing Mount Vinson is tough in all other respects, temperatures of -40°C are likely to be encountered and climbers should be both psychologically and physically prepared for this. The remote situation and harsh conditions provide the real challenge of a Mount Vinson expedition. However, for those who can meet this challenge, we can promise an experience that will be much more than just another mountain.

Mount Vinson is a technically straightforward climb with a few steep 40 degree sections of snow climbing. As an expedition experience, climbing Vinson can be likened to the top 10,000ft of a major 8,000-meter Himalayan peak, with the cold and commitment but without the altitude.

The Ellsworth Mountains are so remote and isolated that if they did not contain the highest mountain in the continent, they would have only been visited by a handful of intrepid explorers. Antarctica is the world’s last great wilderness and remains virtually completely undeveloped and unpopulated due to the hostility of its climate. It is a land of extremes and epitomizes the very idea of remoteness, harshness and isolation. But it is also extremely beautiful and those who are drawn by Antarctica’s mystique can be richly rewarded with experiences and panoramas powerful enough to alter a person’s whole perspective. In the early days of its exploration, it was a forcing ground for bravery and endurance. Such qualities are synonymous with Antarctica’s explorers, like Scott, Amundsen, Shackleton and Oates. Even now, apart from a few scientific research bases, Antarctica would remain the domain of such people were it not for Vinson Massif.

We are not actively booking this expedition but are welcome to custom inquiries. Contact us today!

Type: 
Expeditions

Location: 
Antarctica

Group Size: 
4 people

Duration: 
2 months

Skill: 
Intermediate

Activities: Expeditions, 7 Summits

Season: 12/1/23-1/31/24

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“I have been climbing big mountains for 20+ years. Having been on multiple Himalayan expeditions, I will never consider another guide or outfitter other than BBE moving forward. They lead the pack from a logistics, infrastructure, food quality, personal attention, and safety perspective by a WIDE margin. Willie is not only an extraordinarily strong, capable, seasoned guide, but he is also a great expedition leader and teammate who manages to keep the atmosphere light, fun, and inclusive despite the serious nature of Himalayan climbing. Most of us only have one chance at Everest. Why not make the best investment you can, choose BBE! ”

–James Walkley

Everest Expedition