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ON THIS DAY - 1958: Explorers Meet at South Pole

World  (tags: antarctic, new zealand, britain, south pole, explorers, on this day, 1958 )

- 3774 days ago -
Members of the team attempting the first surface crossing of the Antarctic have joined up at the South Pole. New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary - who has already conquered Mount Everest - arrived with his team 17 days ago.

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Chrissy N (118)
Sunday January 20, 2008, 12:02 am
What a shame that Sir Edmund Hilary didn't quite make it to the 50 year anniversary.

Samantha O (374)
Sunday January 20, 2008, 12:16 am
Yes I agree Chrissy. He was an amazing man and hopefully he felt his life was as fulfilling as it appeared to be.

. (0)
Sunday January 20, 2008, 8:15 am
Definitely a man that will not be forgotten.
Noted with thanks, Chrissy.
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