Old South Pole Photos--Collapsing Passageways[these photos were probably taken during the 1996-97 investigations]
The entrance...not yet buried,
Looking down the entrance shaft...
At the bottom of the shaft, in the vestibule looking down the "holy stairs"
Here is Scotty Smith at the bottom of the stairs.
One of the main passages (hmm, I have a labeled map somewhere, where is it?)
A bit further along...
Some of the steel structure put up west of the galley in 1963-64
Another slightly different view
Closeup of the roof joist connection, this structure is holding up well
One of the side passages...
One of the tunnels with an exposed snow wall
The first of 3 views of the collapsing roof structure...why this place is so dangerous
Another interesting collapse
Another interesting failed joint
The piping used to pump the fuel from the arch bladders to the surface
The met storage area at the east end of the station near the BIT...in addition
to fuel, lots of usable weather balloons were recovered from here...
...along with some timbers, perhaps including these, which were dug out during the 1998-99 season.
Photos from Chris Rock...there were 76 pictures taken of this venture. What is on these two pages are the ones I put up on the Pole common drive in 2005, but I do have more to add here someday (thanks Chris and Skip Withrow!)