Dog sleds being used to bring supplies from West Base to the ship, USMS Northstar, in Bay of Whales, Antarctica, as West Base is being abandoned, during the 3rd Byrd Antarctic Expedition. The Barkentine, USS Bear, is seen at the shore, as well. One of the expedition seen skiing down the hill.
U.S. explorer Richard Byrd's Antarctic III expedition in Antarctica. A man skiing down a snow hill. The ship, USMS Northstar, at the shore in the Bay of Whales. Dog teams pull sleds loaded with supplies from the West Base, which is being abandoned. Supplies are being loaded onto the Northstar by a crane. A tractor tows load.
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.