• Short Summary

    AN 11-MAN JAPANESE TEAM REACHED THE SOUTH POLE ON DECEMBER 19 LAST YEAR, AFTER AN 83-DAY TRIP FROM EAST ONGUL ISLAND, ANTARTICA.

  • Description

    AN 11-MAN JAPANESE TEAM REACHED THE SOUTH POLE ON DECEMBER 19 LAST YEAR, AFTER AN 83-DAY TRIP FROM EAST ONGUL ISLAND, ANTARTICA. IT WAS THE FIRST JAPANESE TEAM TO TRAVEL TO THE SOUTH POLE.

    THE JAPANESE TEAM WAS LED BY MASAYOCHI MURAYAMA, 50. THE TEAM OF SCIENTISTS TRAVELLED THE 1600 MILES (2570 KMS) OVERLAND.

    THE EXPEDITION LEFT ITS SHOWA BASE ON SEPTEMBER 28 WITH 12 MEN, FOUR SNOW VEHICLES, 14 SLEDS AND TWO SNOW CABOOSES WITH A LARGE CARGO OF PROVISIONS AND OBSERVATION EQUIPMENT.

    ONE MEMBER OF THE TEAM SUFFERED A SERIOUS SHOULDER INJURY, AND RETURNED TO BASE, AND ONE OF THE SNOW VEHICLES WAS ABANDONED AFTER MECHANICAL FAILURE. FOUR SLEDS AND A SNOW-CABOOSE WERE ALSO ABANDONED.

    THE TEAM STAYED AT THE AMUNDSEN SCOTT STATION AT THE SOUTH POLE UNTIL DECEMBER 25, WHEN THEY SET OFF FOR THE SAME RETURN JOURNEY.

    THE GROUP IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE BACK AT THE SHOWA BASE ABOUT FEBRUARY 20 THIS YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5IMEX3AV69GETV4ORAAXSZXQ0
    Media URN:
    VLVA5IMEX3AV69GETV4ORAAXSZXQ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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