On 20 January 1958 the British team led by Sir Vivian Fuchs (right) arrived at the South Pole from Shackleton Base, located on the opposite side of Antarctica from Scott Base. There Fuchs greeted Hillary (centre) and American Admiral George Dufek, who had flown in to establish a station at the Pole in preparation for the expeditions.
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Shaun Barnett. 'Hillary, Edmund Percival', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6h1/hillary-edmund-percival (accessed 19 January 2021)