Hellbent for the Pole

Hellbent for the Pole

An Insider's Account of the 'race to the South Pole' 1957-58

Book - 2007
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On January 21, 1958, Sir Vivian (then Dr) Fuchs and Sir Edmund Hillary met at the South Pole amid a worldwide blaze of controversy. It was the half way point of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition's first successful crossing of the Frozen Continent -- but Hillary and his team, driving modified farm tractors, had made a "hellbent dash to the Pole" (Hillary's words) five weeks earlier, pipping Fuchs and his team in their more sophisticated Snocats.
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2007
ISBN: 9781741753677
Branch Call Number: ANF 919.804 MART
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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