U.S. explorer Richard E. Byrd's 3rd expedition to Antarctica. Team of workers constructing a large wooden building at Little America III. Condor seaplane seen behind the building. A tractor pulls sleds loaded with fuel drums. Boxes lying on snow. Camera placed on a tripod. Supplies being moved by dog sled. A tractor tows sled full of luggage.
U.S. explorer Admiral Richard Byrd's Third Antarctic expedition. A Beechcraft SD-17S Staggerwing aircraft, fitted with skis, is frozen in ice. Men try to move it to no avail. So they rig an elaborate set of ropes and a block and tackle which finally enables them to break the seal of the skis to the ice. Several men then pull the airplane forward to a desired location. 'US Antarctic Services' written on the fuselage of the plane.
Relates to the U.S. Antarctic expedition,Operation High Jump. Animated map shows the way point of the U.S. ships under Admiral Cruzen towards Antarctica. Shows whales and a whaler ship nearby, including whales breaching. U.S. Navy fleet advances through icy layer of Antarctica. A group of emperor penguins in the sea. Reconnaissance helicopters scout ahead. Scenes of Antarctica during twilight. Coastguard icebreaker breaks the icy layer making a way for the U.S. Navy fleet. A reconnaissance helicopter scouts ahead. The Submarine USS Sennet (SS-408) gets stuck in ice. Rescue boat rushes at the site of the stuck sub to save the crew. The Seaplane Tener Pine Island sends a helicopter which locates the old hut of Scott's 37 year old British expedition. The helicopter of the Eastern Group crashes while trying to land on the Pine Island. Crash boat rescues Captain George Dufek and his pilot.
Relates to the U.S. Antarctic expedition,Operation High Jump. Show USS Pine Island (AV-12) and its crew. A PBM-5 Mariner takes off to map the Phantom coast in Antarctica. Shows Admiral Richard E. Byrd's plane in flight above Antarctica. Photographic survey of Antarctica is made. Valuable data is recorded. Byrd's plane falls short of fuel and loses altitude rapidly. Altitude meter shows a rapid drop in the altitude. Extra weight is dumped from the plane. Byrd's plane manages to land successfully.
Operation Deep Freeze of the United States being carried on in Antarctica. A VX-6 parachute rescue team man and a New Zealand climber on the top of an ice shelf near Scott Base as they practice rescue methods. A man with a line wrapped around his body and leg tries to descend backwards on an ice cliff. The man climbs down a rope and moves down the ice cliff. He coils up the rope at the base of the cliff. A VX-6 parachute rescue team man and the New Zealand trainer walk off the mountain. A view of the ice covered mountains near New Zealand's Scott Base. United States Antarctica Research Program participants from Mcmurdo Station, and sleds, ready to leave on a trip with an American flag flying from the snow vehicle. Two sleds tied to the rear of a traveler. The snow traveler pulls two sleds down a ravine. Mount Erebus in the back ground
Operation Deep Freeze of the United States being carried on in Antarctica. A group of VX-6 parachute rescue personnel on the skyline of a ice ridge along with an instructor from New Zealand. Climbers and para rescue personnel on the ridge. A man works on the snow with an axe. Men chip away ice with axes. A man slides down an ice slope as a part of recreation. A man slides down a slope and then turns over on his stomach. Men walk down the side of the ice slope. Men walk over ice. They wear crampons on their boots. A man slides down a slope as he takes pictures. Para rescue men and the climbing instructor from New Zealand gather around a snow vehicle. An emblem on a building at McMurdo Sound. The sign reads 'United States Antarctica Research Program , National Science Foundation'. Men around the snow vehicle as they prepare to move up a hill. A sign on the snow vehicle reads ' USARP '. Men stagger up the hill. A man hangs from a line over the edge of an ice cliff.