The Great Sledge Journey of 1929

Dr. Laurence Gould, second-in-command of the Admiral Richard E. Byrd's 1929 expedition to Antarctica, led a team of men and dogs across the Great Barrier - the Ross Ice Shelf - while Admiral Byrd became the first to fly over the Geographic South Pole. The 1500-mile journey served as both emergency support for Byrd's historic flight and as a scientific exploration of the Trans-Antarctic Mountains. Larry Gould shot almost all of the movie film shown in this 20-minute presentation and also serves as the narrator. It is an excellent example of first-hand documentation of historic Antarctic events.