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Stepping into history: Women mark 40 years of working in the U.S. Antarctic Program

On 12 November 1969, the first six women set foot at the South Pole.

The first six women at the South Pole on 12 November 1969, from left, Pam Young, Jean Pearson, Terry Tickhill Terrell, Lois Jones, Eileen McSaveney and Kay Lindsay. Since that moment, hundreds of women have since been to the South Pole, and more than 160 have wintered over.

Credit: U.S. Navy photo

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