Thursday, March 26, 2009
Sir Edmund Hillary Footage Found
Recently some rare footage of Sir Edmund Hillary's time in Antarctica has been rediscovered. He is most remembered for climbing Mount Everest, but he also helped establish the Scott Antarctic Base. 16mm black and white film of him getting a hair cut, preparing for his Antarctic expedition, and departing New Zealand on the ship to Antarctica in 1957 was found in a loft of a farm machinery company that supplied the tractors for the expedition. The footage was "donated to the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre at Aoraki/Mt Cook."