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NOAA At The Ends of the Earth Collection
Catalog of Images

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Probing for crevasses on Skelton Glacier - progress sometimes only a mile/day. Note lifelines on men probing. McMurdo Station to South Pole traverse.
January, 1961
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Checking out a crevasse McMurdo Station to South Pole traverse
January, 1961
2502 thumbnail picture
Sometimes the crevasses appeared hundreds of feet deep. McMurdo Station to South Pole traverse
January, 1961
2503 thumbnail picture
Sometimes the crevasses appeared hundreds of feet deep. McMurdo Station to South Pole traverse
January, 1961
2504 thumbnail picture
Tractor-train stopped on way up Skelton Glacier McMurdo Station to South Pole traverse
January, 1961
2505 thumbnail picture
The crevasses were capable of swallowing the tractors. McMurdo Station to South Pole traverse
January, 1961
2506 thumbnail picture
The crevasses were capable of swallowing the tractors. McMurdo Station to South Pole traverse
January, 1961
2507 thumbnail picture
To bridge the larger crevasses, boards were brought to use as bridges. McMurdo Station to South Pole traverse
January, 1961
2508 thumbnail picture
The trail of the tractor-train receding far into the distance. McMurdo Station to South Pole traverse
January, 1961
2509 thumbnail picture
Passing along the front of the Trans-Antarctic Mountains on the way up Skelton Glacier. McMurdo Station to South Pole traverse.
January, 1961
2510 thumbnail picture
Cracks in sea ice as seen from the air
January, 1961
2511 thumbnail picture
Flying over large tabular icebergs on the way to McMurdo Sound
December, 1960
2512 thumbnail picture
Flying over large tabular icebergs on the way to McMurdo Sound
December, 1960
2513 thumbnail picture
Flying over large tabular icebergs on the way to McMurdo Sound
December, 1960
2514 thumbnail picture
A pressure ridge on the sea ice at McMurdo Sound
December, 1960
2515 thumbnail picture
Viewing some of the scenery in the vicinity of McMurdo Sound
December, 1960
2516 thumbnail picture
A rugged glacial sculpted valley near McMurdo Station
December, 1960
2517 thumbnail picture
A closeup of a jumbled mass of ice on a mountainside
December, 1960
2518 thumbnail picture
A closeup of a jumbled mass of ice on a mountainside
December, 1960
2519 thumbnail picture
Going down into a large crevasse for a closer look.
December, 1960
2520 thumbnail picture
Grabbing a drink from a snow-melt stream
December, 1960
2521 thumbnail picture
An Antarctic dry valley.
December, 1960
2522 thumbnail picture
A lonely Antarctic outpost
December, 1960
2523 thumbnail picture
Looking into an Antarctic dry valley
December, 1960
2524 thumbnail picture
A dry valley surrounded by Antarctic mountains
December, 1960
2525 thumbnail picture
Looking ahead from on top of a tractor-pulled wanigan. Large round tires carried fuel. McMurdo Station to South Pole traverse
December, 1960
2526 thumbnail picture
Tractor-train heading up Skelton Glacier McMurdo Station to South Pole traverse
December, 1960
2527 thumbnail picture
Probing for crevasses on Skelton Glacier. Note life lines. McMurdo Station to South Pole traverse
January, 1961
2528 thumbnail picture
Bridging a crevasse. McMurdo Station to South Pole traverse
January, 1961
2529 thumbnail picture
The landing field at McMurdo Station.
December, 1960
2530 thumbnail picture
McMurdo Station
December, 1960
2531 thumbnail picture
Mount Erebus
December, 1960
2532 thumbnail picture
McMurdo Station scene
December, 1960
2533 thumbnail picture
Helicopters at McMurdo Station.
December, 1960
2534 thumbnail picture
Large stand built of welded fuel barrels set as navigation aid on way to South Pole. McMurdo Station to South Pole traverse
January, 1961
2535 thumbnail picture
Looking back at the trail as the expedition leaves the Trans- Antarctic Mountains on the last 300 miles to the South Pole. McMurdo Station to South Pole traverse
January, 1961
2536 thumbnail picture
Ardo X. Meyer, traverse navigator and geomagnetic observer, celebrating at South Pole Station after completing traverse and two months on the ice cap. McMurdo Station to South Pole traverse
January, 1961
2537 thumbnail picture
Statue of Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott along the Avon River in Christchurch, New Zealand.
1996
2538 thumbnail picture
Photographer getting ready to set up for shot of Mount Erebus across sea ice.
1996 December
2539 thumbnail picture
Gerlache Strait on the Antarctic Peninsula. 64 30 S Latitude 62 20 W Longitude.
2540 thumbnail picture
The Ross Ice Shelf at the Bay of Whales - the point where Amundsen staged his successful assault on the South Pole. 78 30 S Latitude 164 20W Longitude.
1998 November
2541 thumbnail picture
Littleton Harbor near Christchurch, New Zealand. The home port of the NATHANIEL B. PALMER, the NSF research icebreaker.
1996 December
2542 thumbnail picture
A bow shot of the NATHANIEL B. PALMER set in the ice.
1996 December
2543 thumbnail picture
Waves breaking as seen from a porthole on the 0-1 Deck of the NATHANIEL B. PALMER. Crossing the Southern Ocean.
1998 October
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Helicopter resupply of the NATHANIEL B. PALMER. Supplies being ferried from McMurdo Station.
1998 November
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Helicopter resupply of the NATHANIEL B. PALMER. Supplies being ferried from McMurdo Station.
1996 December
2546 thumbnail picture
Map of Antarctica - early Twentieth Century map from the National Geographic Society. Shows track of Admiral Richard Byrd's flight track to the South Pole.
2547 thumbnail picture
Shaded relief map of Antarctica developed from RADARSAT Synthetic Aperture Radar data. RADARSAT is a Canadian satellite.
2548 thumbnail picture
McMurdo Station from Observation Hill.
1990 December
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Sir Raymond Priestly after spending nine months in a snow cave at Terra Nova Bay in Victoria Land, Antarctica.

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