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The Seven Summits

Vinson Massif MountainPBS has compiled a list of the 7 highest peaks in the world. Here’s one on the Vinson Massif Mountain located in Antarctica:

Vinson dominates a landscape of stark purity, where nothing other than ice, snow, and barren rock stretch as far as the eye can see. Antarctica, with Vinson at its ceiling, is the coldest and driest desert on Earth, receiving less than two inches of precipitation per year. Most of the snow on the mountain arrived there on the wind, blown from other parts of the continent.

Location: Sentinel Range, Ellsworth Mountains
Elevation: 16,067 feet

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