Ellsworth Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointVinson Massif (4892 m/16,050 ft)
Area31,354 sq km / 12,106 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent401 km / 249 mi North-South
223 km / 139 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long78° 56' S; 84° 17' W
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Map of Ellsworth Mountains
Click on neighboring ranges to navigate to them.
Antarctic Peninsula West Antarctic Ice Cap West Antarctic Ice Cap
Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.

Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Ellsworth Mountains.
West Antarctica RangesLevel 2 (Parent)
         Antarctic PeninsulaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         West Antarctic Ice CapLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Ellsworth MountainsLevel 3
                 Sentinel RangeLevel 4 (Child)
                 Heritage RangeLevel 4 (Child)
         Coastal West AntarcticaLevel 3 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Ellsworth Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Vinson Massif489216,050Sentinel Range
2.Mount Tyree485215,919Sentinel Range
3.Mount Shinn466115,292Sentinel Range
4.Mount Epperly460215,098Sentinel Range
5.Mount Gardner458715,049Sentinel Range
6.Mount Rutford447714,688Sentinel Range
7.Mount Craddock436814,331Sentinel Range
8.Mount Anderson425413,957Sentinel Range
9.Mount Bentley424713,934Sentinel Range
10.Mount Ostenso417913,711Sentinel Range
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Vinson Massif489216,050Sentinel Range
2.Mount Bursik25008202Heritage Range

Photos of Peaks in the Ellsworth Mountains

Vinson Massif
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Summit of Vinson Massif, Antarctica (2007-12-23). Photo by John Starbuck.
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