ELLSWORTH MOUNTAINS EXPEDITION 1961-62
John Splettstoesser filmed his first experiences in Antarctica during the 1961-62 University of Minnesota expedition to the Ellsworth Mountains. The Ellsworths are some of the most scenic mountains on the continent and were, at the time, unexplored by scientists. This was the first of many trips to Antarctica for John, including a return to the Ellsworths in 1979-80. This film is a collaboration between John Splettstoesser and Dr. Ed Williams.