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Antarctica, P 4000, "Mount Kershaw," east of Vinson, and Mount Shinn, 1992

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P 4800, “Mount Kershaw, ” east of Vinson, and Mount Shinn, 1992. On December 14, 1992, Sundeep Dhillon and I set up Camp III at 4300 meters northeast of the summit of the Vinson Massif and ascended the previously unclimbed peak two kilometers due east of the camp (c. 4800 meters, 15,748 feet). We then made the first ascent of the peak which is four kilometers due east of Vinson, which we have named “Mount Kershaw” after the British pilot who was killed in Antarctica two years previously and who did so much to develop climbing on the continent. This peak is completely separated from Vinson and is approximately 4835 meters (15,863 feet) high, making it Antarctica’s third highest peak. On December 17, 1992, we also made the fifth ascent of Mount Shinn by the southwest face, descending the northwest ridge.

André Hedger, England

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