Geographic South Pole


Fourmilab South Pole Expedition

January, 2013

North Wherever You Walk

“What'll we do for our fortieth wedding anniversary?”

“How about going South for the winter?”


“Well, we've been to the North Pole, why not the South Pole?”

“The South Pole—really?”

“Why not? Then we'll be able to say we're officially bipolar!”

How innocently began the 2013 Fourmilab South Pole expedition, chronicled in this photo essay. The expedition is presented in chronological order, but you can explore as you wish from the following links. You can switch back and forth between small and large images by clicking any image in any page.

Packing for Antartica Packing for Antartica
Santiago Santiago
South to Punta Arenas South to Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas Punta Arenas
Penguins! Penguins!
Flight to Antarctica Flight to Antarctica
Union Glacier Camp Union Glacier Camp
Hercules Visit Hercules Visit
Charles Peak Windscoop Charles Peak Windscoop
Elephant Head Elephant Head
The Beach The Beach
Flight to the Pole Flight to the Pole
South Pole Station South Pole Station
South Pole Camp South Pole Camp
At the Pole At the Pole
Polar Snowscapes Polar Snowscapes
Return from Antarctica Return from Antarctica
Back in Punta Arenas Back in Punta Arenas
And Home And Home

by John Walker
February 21st, 2013

This document is in the public domain.