Historical

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Most of the images in this gallery are from the Trans-Antarctic Expedition (TAE) of 1956-58.  For more information about the expedition, the International Geophysical Year (IGY) and the building of Scott Base, go to our 50th anniversary website.

All hands assist in fitting wings to the Beaver after winter storage in 25 knot wind, 60 degrees frost
All hands assis...
Northern Survey Party members Guyon Warren and Murray Douglas leave Scott Base
Northern Survey...
Retrieving a supply sledge from a crevasse
Retrieving a su...
Harry Ayres preparing to leave Depot 480
Harry Ayres pre...
Hillary and Fuchs after their South Pole meeting
Hillary and Fuc...
Sir Edmund Hillary shortly after arriving back at Scott Base
Sir Edmund Hill...
Bob Miller of the Southern Survey Party taking a noon-sight on New Year's Day
Bob Miller of t...
The crossing party is welcomed at Scott Base on 2 March 1958
The crossing pa...
The TAE crossing party on completion of the journey
The TAE crossin...
Jim Bates, diesel mechanic for the expedition, at Depot 480
Jim Bates, dies...
1957 wintering party group photo
1957 wintering ...
New Zealand party of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1956-58
New Zealand par...
 
 
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