The British Commonwealth-sponsored Trans-Antarctic Expedition (TAE) of 1957a58, under the leadership of Dr Vivian Fuchs, completed the first overland crossing of Antarctica, via the South Pole. A pioneering and hazardous journey, and not without controversial elements, it also included scientists participating in International Geophysical Year research. Jon Stephenson was a geologist on that expedition. As well as giving his account of the Expedition, its planning and its aftermath, Stephenson supplies a history of Antarctic exploration since James Cookas voyage of 1775, an account of other Antarctic exploration and scientific study contemporaneous with TAE, and an overview of subsequent expeditions.2001. (Adapted from AdvertureStats 2003; ExplorersWeb Inc.) Seven of these expeditions will now be described, in outline, from their published accounts. ... The experienced pilot, Giles Kershaw, and the aircraft maintenance engineer, Gerry Nicholson, arrived in a Twin Otter from ... Ranulph Fiennes, Barton and Shepard rode their three Bombardier skidoos, pulling sledges, from Sanae across the narrowanbsp;...
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