Unique Gifts Commemorating the World's Most Spectacular Places

VINSON Paperweight
  • VINSON Paperweight
  • 3 1/4 inch diameter
  • Cast in fine pewter
  • Felt backing
  • With soft fleece pouch
  • In clear-vinyl covered box
Place Name: Vinson Massif
Elevation: 16,067ft. / 4898 meters
Coordinates: S78° 35' W85° 25'
Location: Sentinel Range, Antarctica
Ranked sixth of the "Seven Summits' is Vinson Massif, the highest point of Antarctica and last to be conquered. Unlike a number of other mountains in Antarctica, Vinson is not a volcano; under the snow is solid rock without a hint of magma. This continental high point was first spotted by U.S. Navy aircraft in 1957 and named in the same year after U.S. congressman, Carl G. Vinson, an advocate for exploration.