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Cy Kaicener

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Is Tyree higher than Vinson?
« on: Mar 11 2006, 00:51 »

According to the following website, Tyree was measured at 4965 meters as opposed to Vinson 4897 meters. I think this is an error which was later cleared up.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/3897/thread/1110053883/The+4%2C000er+in+Antartica
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Re: Is Tyree higher than Vinson?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 11 2006, 01:44 »

Hi Cy,

I have asked this to Damien Gildea (the sole expert on Antarctic stats), while being on Vinson. We had just come down, but unfortunately my view from Vinson was about zero and I could not even see the bottom of the slope, let alone Tyree  :lol)

Damien has just returned from a climb up Tyree as the finale of an 8 week expedition. He wanted to measure the summit like he had done on Vinson and many other peaks this and previous years.
But conditions were bad with rock-hard blue ice on the couloir. So the official new height has to wait until next season when he will likey try again, but he assured me that as seen from other peaks like Shinn & Vinson, Tyree is not higher...

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Re: Is Tyree higher than Vinson?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 11 2006, 03:07 »

 :)  Here are some great pictures from their recent trip
http://www.theomegafoundation.org/Omega%202005/hi5%202005%20dispatches.htm
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