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7S #6 Mount Vinson Massif

7S #6 Mount Vinson Massif

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The Seven Summits are the highest mountains of each of the seven continents. Climbing to the summit of all of them is regarded as a mountaineering challenge, first achieved on 30 April 1985 by Richard Bass. Completing the Seven Summits and additionally reaching the north and south poles has been dubbed the Explorers Grand Slam.

Print Error: the Backside of the Card show the Puncak Jaya - replacement Cards are coming and can be send on request later

7 Summits #6 Mount Vinson

• Elevation 4,892 m (16,050 ft)
• Prominence 4,892 m (16,050 ft)
• Antarctica
• Sentinel Range
• First Ascent 1966

Vinson Massif (/ˈvɪnsən mæˈsiːf/) is a large mountain massif in Antarctica that is 21 km (13 mi) long and 13 km (8 mi) wide and lies within the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains. It overlooks the Ronne Ice Shelf near the base of the Antarctic Peninsula. The massif is located about 1,200 kilometres (750 mi) from the South Pole. Vinson Massif was discovered in January 1958 by U.S. Navy aircraft. In 1961, the Vinson Massif was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN), after Carl G. Vinson, United States congressman from the state of Georgia, for his support for Antarctic exploration. 

This Patch Series is a Tribute to all those Climbers and Explorers and we start this new growing Outdoor Series with the Seven Summits

Each Patch is around 4" wide and comes with a numbered Artwork Card with some of the Information about him. Each Design is limited to 300 Patches. The Topolines on each Card are Part of the specific Mountain on it. They are shipped from Charlotte, NC.

The Bass and Messner lists

The first Seven Summits list as postulated by Bass (the Bass or Kosciusko list) chose the highest mountain of mainland Australia, Mount Kosciuszko (2,228 m or 7,310 ft), to represent the Australian continent's highest summit. 

Reinhold Messner postulated another list (the Messner or Carstensz list), replacing Mount Kosciuszko with Indonesia's Puncak Jaya, or Carstensz Pyramid (4,884 m or 16,024 ft). Neither the Bass nor the Messner list includes Mont Blanc. From a mountaineering point of view, the Messner list is the more challenging one. Climbing Carstensz Pyramid has the character of an expedition, whereas the ascent of Kosciuszko is an easy hike. Indeed, Patrick Morrow used this argument to defend his choice to adhere to the Messner list,

Being a climber first and a collector second, I felt strongly that Carstensz Pyramid, the highest mountain in Australasia ... was a true mountaineer’s objective."

Special Thanks to my Crew Hiwez and Tov for creating the Artwork of the Mountains and Cards...

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