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  1. Roger Wolff

    Roger Wolff (September 15, 2009, 04:18AM )

    What direction was the camera pointed at when you took that picture? uhh... North! All 56 of them! haha! Nice picture! Thanks.

  2. Ella Derbyshire

    Ella Derbyshire (August 29, 2009, 02:48PM )

    Roald Amundsen of Norway and his party arrived at the South Pole by dog sled on December 18, 1911. Robert Falcon Scott of Great Britain and his small expedition man-hauled their sleds across the Polar Plateau and arrived here a month later. All of Amundsen's party returned home safely. All of Scott's party died on the return trip across the ice. Admiral Richard E. Byrd's plane flew over the Pole in 1929, but he did not land here. It was not until 1956 when Rear Admiral George Dufek actually landed a plane at the South Pole and stepped foot on the ice with six other Americans that a permanent station at the South Pole became a reality. Thus it seems that the airplane made the research station at the South Pole a possibility.

  3. Ella Derbyshire

    Ella Derbyshire (August 28, 2009, 06:43PM )

    This is one of my favorite images of the Pole because it shows a nice selection of the vehicles that we use here.