The Swedish Dynafit sportspeople Olof Sundström and Martin Letzter wanted to be the first Europeans to conquer all Seven Summits on skis. A ski ascent of the 4,897-metre high Mount Vinson, the highest peak in Antarctica, was the final remaining challenge in their list of summits. It is only possible to climb Mount Vinson during the few summer months of Antarctica. That's when the sun appears and the thermometer rises to -40 degrees Celsius! The Swedes successfully conquered the summit of Mount Vinson on November 27, 2006. The bid for the summit from base camp (2,600 metres) took only 26 hours. From the summit back to the high camp took two hours, where they could prepare to tackle the descent to base camp. According to the athletes, apart from their own physical and mental fitness, the high-tech products they used were indispensable for their success.