Start date:
End date:
Taylor Valley
Principle Investigator:
Morton Beebe
San Francisco, California
Morton Beebe and Geoffrey Lee-Martin first deployed to Antarctica in the 1950's during the International Geophysical Year (IGY). Beebe was the Operation Deep Freeze press officer, and Lee-Martin was a journalist for the London Daily Telegraph and the New Zealand Herald. Both accompanied Admiral George Dufek and Sir Edmund Hillary to the South Pole in January 1958 to meet Sir Vivian Fuchs during his first overland crossing of Antarctica. In 2010-11, Beebe and Lee-Martin, accompanied by a videographer and sound technician, will return to Antarctica for the final stage of filming a documentary that will show Antarctica then and now from the unique perspectives offered by Beebe and Lee-Martin.