The South Pole



On display at the Mound

Detail from a picture based on a watercolour by Ebsworth  -  View to the East from the Scott Monument in 1847

  Ian Scott, Hazelmere, Buckinghamshire, England


South Pole Sno-Cat

The Mound

Thank you to Ian Scott, Hazelmere, Buckinghamshire, England (a fire engine enthusiast) for sending me this photograph of a South Pole sno-cat for the Antarctica Fuchs Expedition, on display at the Mound, Edinburgh.

1957-58 Antarctic Expedition

This sno-cat was presumably for the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, led by Vivian Ernest Fuchs in 1957-58, the first overland crossing of the Antarctic.

The 2,158 mile, 99-day journey from Shackleton Base to Scott Base was completed on March 2, 1958.  Fuchs was knighted for his team's achievement.                                                                         Source:  Wikipedia: Vivian Fuchs