Part one of three from this full length documentary.
Part two of three from this full length documentary.
Part three of three from this full length documentary.
The credits for this documentary.
At a time when man was looking to the dawn of travel into space, one great journey of discovery was not yet completed on his own planet.– From the narration
But you can’t be careful and quick. It was monotonous, back-breaking and agonisingly slow, but it was better to probe for 10 hours than to spend 20 digging out a [snow] cat.– From the narration, on finding a route through crevasses
We are the embodiment of helpless futility and can only look impotently on...– Frank Hurley marooned after their ship Endurance was trapped in pack ice, 1915
Wider, deeper and harder to detect [than any I’d encountered before].– George Lowe’s assessment of the crevasses they faced on the expedition
Over the lip of the [Skelton] glacier and south, into the midnight sun and the teeth of the blizzards that sweep incessantly over the polar plateau.– From the narration, on Hillary’s tractor progress
From the Ross Sea, three great travellers: Amundsen, Scott and Hillary has reached the South Pole. Now Fuchs had pioneered the way from the Weddell Sea: the unknown side.– From the narration, on Hillary’s tractor progress
The signs were minute - an almost invisible crack winding its way across the hard surface - but investigation with the ice axe soon opened up a hole and we could look down into some vast cavernous tomb...– Sir Edmund Hillary in his 1999 memoir View from the Summit, page 214