Sir Edmund Hillary, Antarctica 1957

Sir Edmund Hillary after accompanying the first plane to land at the Marble Point ground air strip, Antarctica, in 1957. Previous to this, all planes landed on ice/snow based runways. My father, Bill McTigue, took this photo. He and his colleagues were in Antarctica doing some mapping. They were asked to help build the runway (probably due to their surveying skills, I'll have to ask Dad).

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Uploaded on April 3, 2006