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A New Zealand climber moves down a cliff during a U.S. Antarctica Research Program (Operation Deep Freeze) in Antarctica.

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

Date: 1962, November 2
Duration: 2 min 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A New Zealand climber along with a para rescue team during a United States Antarctica Research Program in Antarctica.

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.

Date: 1962, October 31
Duration: 2 min 49 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A New Zealand climber along with para rescue team chops footholds during a U.S. Antarctica Research Program in Antarctica.

Operation Deep Freeze of the United States being carried on in Antarctica. A climber instructor from New Zealand and a man from VX-6 para rescue team chop footholds in the ice. The man places a foot and then chops another foothold. Two para rescue men chop snow. An ice cliff in the background. They move slightly down as they chop a foothold. Five men on a slope and other men on a hill. A team member chips away at an ice slope and places his foot into the hole. Two para rescue men look on as the instructor chops away ice. New Zealand instructor tests a climb rope as he slides down a hill. Two rescue team men climb up a slope with a rope. The instructor slides down a hill as the rope is attached to an axe stuck in ice. The man gets up and climbs back.

Date: 1962, October 31
Duration: 2 min 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Men attach a ski to a stabilizer during a United States Antarctica Research Program in Antarctica.

Operation Deep Freeze of the United States being carried on in Antarctica. A man tighten bolts on a ski tourk tube. A man connects hydraulic lines to a ski. A hand wrench being used to tighten it. Two men attach a stabilizer to the ski. Men on ice as they attach the stabilizer. An aircraft in a snow covered field with a sign on the fuselage that reads' little Horrible'.

Date: 1962, October 22
Duration: 2 min 50 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. Navy fleet advances through icy layer of Antarctica.

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.

Date: 1950
Duration: 6 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Admiral Richard E. Byrd makes a photographic survey of Antarctica in his plane.

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.

Date: 1950
Duration: 5 min 42 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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