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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Vinson massif (RUS) 78° 35' 00.0" S 85° 35' 00.0" W Massif
Name ID: 121221 Place ID: 15531

Vinson Massif (USA) 78° 35' 00.0" S 85° 25' 00.0" W Massif
Name ID: 133282 Place ID: 15531

A large mountain massif in the southern portion of the main ridge of the Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains. The massif is about 13 mi long and 8 mi wide and has a height of 4,897 m, the highest elevation in Antarctica. First seen on reconnaissance flights of U.S. Naval aircraft from Byrd Station in January 1958. Named by the US-ACAN for Rep. Carl G. Vinson of Georgia, Chairman of the House Naval Affairs Committee and later of the House Armed Services Committee, whose active interest and vision played a large part in U.S. Government support of Antarctic exploration in the period 1935-61.

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