Sunday, 10 August 2014

Fuchs and Hilary at the South Pole (1958)

Daily Express dated Wednesday January 22nd 1958
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New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary is, of course, most remembered for conquering Everest in 1953, but he was also the first man to have accomplished the 'big three' - stand at the South Pole , the North Pole and the top of Everest. In 1958 he led the New Zealand part of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition overland to the South Pole, where he is pictured meeting geologist and explorer Sir Vivian Fuchs, the overall leader of the Expedition, which as the name implies crossed Antarctica from coast to coast via the South Pole, a distance of 2,158 miles.

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