The Crossing of Antarctica by Sir Vivian Fuchs & Sir Edmund Hillary


This book is the full story told by Sir Vivian Fuchs, the leader of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition and by Sir Edmund Hilary, leader of the New Zealand support party.

The first overland crossing of Antarctica, succeeding in the 1950’s what Sir Ernest Shackleton had attempted to do in his ill-fated expedition in 1914-1917. British Explorer Vivian Fuchs and New Zealander Edmund Hilary (the first man to climb Everest) led the expedition which took place during the IGY – International Geophysical Year.

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A hardcover edition with sky blue boards, silver lettering and unclipped, illustrated dust cover. There is foxing and toning throughout but the text, black and white and colour photographs and maps are clear and legible. There is some tearing and rubbing along the edges of the dust cover. There is a previous seller’s paper label on the inside edge of the dust jacket.

Now in a clear, removable, plastic cover to protect from further damage.

Publisher: Cassell & Company Limited, London.

Publication Date: 1958.

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