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News: Recently, Kerala government employee Shaikh Hassan Khan has climbed Mount Vinson.

• Mount Vinson is the highest peak in Antarctica, with an elevation of 4,892 meters (16,050 feet). It is part of the Vinson Massif, a large mountain massif that is 21 km (13 mi) long and 13 km (8 mi) wide, located within the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains.
• The massif overlooks the Ronne Ice Shelf near the base of the Antarctic Peninsula.
• Mount Vinson is one of the Seven Summits, the highest peaks of the world’s seven continents. It’s also an ultraprominence peak with the same prominence as its elevation, making it the eighth most prominent mountain in the world.
• The mountain was first climbed in 1966 by an American team led by Nicholas Clinch.

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