Note:These photos were taken at the South Pole on the 7th or 8th of January 2000. All are exclusive to this web site. We have the negatives for all the photos on this page.

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The above picture shows the 4 Snow Bugs on arrival at the South Pole.

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The above picture also shows the 4 Snow Bugs on arrival.

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Some of the Mil 2000 Expedition party

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This picture shows one of the "Snow bugs" running over some American volenteers!

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Mil 2000 Expedition co-leader Vladmir Drabo (Belarus) at left,  Radio Operator/spokesman Yuri Zaruba (Novosibirsk) in center and co-leader Vladmir Chukov (Russia) at right with South Pole ceremonial globe in front.

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Mil 2000 Expedition co-leader Yuri Chukov (Russia) at Ceremonial South Pole.

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Mil 2000 Spokesman and radio operator Yuri Zaruba at right with South Pole American radio operator (air comms) Neil Connant at the ceremonial South Pole

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American South Pole Station radio operator Neil Connant at left along with the Balloon Pilot Ivan Trifinov (Austria) at the ceremonial South Pole.

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Snow Bug arriving on marked path

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Snow Bug parked at South Pole

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Mil 2000 Expeditioneers

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Mil 2000 Expedition co-leaders

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Americans meeting Mil 2000 Expedition

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Austrian Balloon Pilot Ivan Trifinov

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Mil-2000 Balloon Basket before flight

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Balloon being inflated for first Hot Air flight

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Balloon about to take off from South Pole

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Chase Snow Bug with Balloon high above

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Balloon trailing commemorative tail

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View from Balloon showing snow bug & Pole Station in distance

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Balloon releasing hot air prior to landing - view taken from chase snow bug.

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Balloon landing with released hot air creating a small cloud

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Balloon being recaptured after flight. On board were Ivan Trifonov Anulfo Gonzalez and Faustino Mortera

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Mil-2000 Radio Operator Yuri Zaruba working radio at South Pole with call sign R3GA/ANT

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Mil-2000 Radio Operator Yuri Zaruba (at right) awarding the American South Pole radio operator Neil Connant the "Robinson Crusoe" award certificate and a special pennant for his radio work at the South Pole.

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