A New Zealand climber along with para rescue team chops footholds during a U.S. Antarctica Research Program in Antarctica.
Antarctica Date:1962, October 31 Duration:2 min 48 sec Sound:NO SOUND
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.
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