Centacare Antarctic Challenge

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From 10.12.2006 to 01.01.2007 - Status: success

Centacare Antarctic Challenge

Centacare Antarctic Challenge

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A team of four Australians (Duncan Chessel, Robert North, Peter Weeks and Robert Jackson) aims to be first ever climbing from sea level to the summit of Mount Vinson, the highest point in Antarctica.

The team will ski the 320 km through the rugged and spectacular glaciated terrain of the Ellsworth Mountains to the base of the Vinson Massif over a three week period. From an advanced camp at 800m they will climb to the summit at 4897m elevation before returning by aircraft.

All four members of the team reached the summit of Mount Vinson at 4.30pm on 1 January 2007, Antarctic time. They spent about an hour on the summit enjoying the panoramic view from the highest point in Antarctica and shooting some photos and video footage.

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