BANCROFT ARNESEN  ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 2000-2001

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  "Your Expedition" trekkers Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen  reached the South Geographic Pole in the early hours (4am) of 16 January 2001 after a sixty-three day, 1,800 km journey from 'Blue 1' in Dronning Maud Land.  They stayed at the South Pole for only 24 hours before resuming their journey to Ross Island in their attempt to be the first  women only team to ski and sail across the Antarctic Continent. They have at least another 1402 km to reach Ross Island via the Shackleton Glacier and the Ross Ice shelf. They hope to reach Ross Island in time to be picked up by the Australian Expedition ship "Sir Hubert Wilkins" in mid February 2001.

The following photos were taken by Scott F. Smith and others.  Unlike most other expeditions this season because the trekkers arrived in the early morning we do not have any photos showing their arrival.

 

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The photo at left shows Liv (at left) and Ann at the entrance to The South Pole Station.
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An interesting view of Liv and Ann taken from the ice surface!

 

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Inside the South Pole Station with Liv at left.

 

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Here we see Ann and Liv's camp site situated near the American South Pole Station.

 

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This photo shows Ann and Liv with Scott F Smith in the middle.

 

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Liv at the ceremonial South Pole

 

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Liv (at left) and Ann posing at the ceremonial South Pole.

 

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Ann (at left) and Liv with their respective National flags at the geographic South Pole which is the metal pole in the ice beside Ann.

 

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A more interesting angle to the previous photo which also shows in the background at left their "Your Expedition" tent.

 

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Sorting out equipment at the camp

 

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Another view with Ann and Liv beside their tent.

 

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Here we can see Ann and Liv breaking  camp at the South Pole.

 

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One of the "Your Expedition" Sledges.

 

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Preparing to Sail off.

 

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The first Parasail is up.

 

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Ann and Liv leaving the South Pole with the aid of their ParaSails.

 

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Off to the Ross Sea with Parasails flying.

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