Amory "Bud" Waite began his polar career on the second Byrd Antarctic Expedition in 1933. Among other highlights, Bud was on the team that made a harrowing winter rescue that saved Admiral Byrd at his Advance Base 100 miles south of Little America on the Ross Ice Shelf. Byrd was attempting to winter alone in the small hut and was a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning from the stove that heated the hut. In this presentation to a New Jersey amateur radio club in October, 1974, Bud recounts the BAE II and other highlights of his polar experiences. Bud Waite died in January, 1985.
Background and Preparations for BAE II (29 min.)
Sailing South, Reoccupying Little America, McMurdo, South Pole Station, IGY Revisit (31 min.)
Establishing Advance Base, Life in Little America, Winter Rescue of Admiral Byrd (26 min.)
Navigating Crevasses, Tour of Antarctica during the IGY (24 min.)