Hillary, Sir Edmund and Fuchs, Sir Vivian - THE CROSSING OF ANTARCTICA
Hillary, Sir Edmund and Fuchs, Sir Vivian. THE CROSSING OF ANTARCTICA. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1958, First American Edition. The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958. 328 pp. Endpaper map and 9 other maps, 30 colour and 63 B&W photographs. First Antarctic crossing; Hillary's New Zealand team laid depots for Fuchs using Ferguson tractors, and against instructions, went for it and arrived at the South Pole before Fuchs. Hillary was first to the Pole overland since Scott. Lowe was expedition photographer and accompanied Fuchs' team. Signed by Ed Hillary, and with tipped-in signature of George Lowe. (Note: Ed signed this for me in 2006). Dustjacket, Near Fine.