Sir Edmund Hillary, Antarctica 1957

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    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).

    AV_2005, arwcheek, EnnaVic, gtbarnes, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. AV_2005 109 months ago | reply

      Love the sign !!!

    2. TerryMcT 109 months ago | reply

      Isn't that a hoot? As if a pilot could forget that one little detail when landing.

    3. Daniel Y. Go 105 months ago | reply

      This is an awesome historical shot!! WOW! sit back enjoy

    4. bobwilson2020 88 months ago | reply

      Indeed, historical and now priceless.

    5. butterfly921 88 months ago | reply

      I'm really jealous -would just so adore to travel to Antartica -problem is it's quite expensive ,you can't catch a flight there so you you have to take an antartica cruise - and they're not cheap! Shame!

    6. si-guy2007 88 months ago | reply

      Me thinks, by the time the pilot read the sign, it'd be a tad too late! Great photo. He really was a big man, I didn't realise how tall he was till I saw photo of him next to Sherpa Temsing just recently.

    7. maggith98 56 months ago | reply

      very interesting

    8. nawazish sherazi 37 months ago | reply

      Thank you for this interesting info .. and thiss historical picture.

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