Trans-Antarctic Heroes

just passing through

Hillary had traveled back to McMurdo by air after completing his overland depot-laying trek from Scott Base earlier in the month. He and RADM Dufek came to Pole to meet Fuchs as he arrived on the halfway point of his historic trip. Oh yes, Hillary left behind wanigans, dogs, and other supplies for the Pole folks...

Photo from The Crossing of Antarctica, by Sir Vivian Fuchs and Sir Edmund Hillary; ©1958 by The Trans-Antarctic Expedition; Little, Brown and Company (Boston/Toronto)