Vinson From Mt Shinn

Vinson From Mt Shinn

Taken from the upper southwest face of Mount Shinn (4660m), Antarctica's 3rd-highest mountain, looking south to Vinson. The multi-summited nature of the Vinson Massif can be seen in the view beyond.

Mount Vinson (4892m) is the highest visible point, just right of centre. The actual summit is above the apex of the obvious rocky triangle. The normal route comes in from the lower right-hand edge and follows the broad, easy-angled cwm, seen here partly in shadow. The summit pyramid is usually climbed from the left-hand ridge, but has also been climbed many times by the right-hand side.

The triangluar rocky peak on the far left is Schoening Peak (4743m), the flat-topped snowy peak in the distance on the right is Silverstein Peak (4790m).

In the foreground is the large flat expanse of Goodge Col, often called the 'Vinson-Shinn Col'. In the lower right corner of the image can be seen the crevasses above the top of the 'headwall'. This terrain was crossed by the normal route on Vinson until 2006, when it was changed to a line further south, bypassing the headwall.
Damien Gildea
on Dec 21, 2012 11:40 pm
Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing
Image ID: 830865


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