A Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition was again mounted in the 1960-1961 summer to carry out investigation of an ice-free area in southern Victoria Land. The area entered was the left 'bank' of the Koettlitz Glacier an exposed rock area some 50 miles by ten, lying at its nearest point, 40 miles from Ross island where lies Scott Base. Roughly, the area lies accross the 70°S parallel and on the meridian 164°E. This ice-free area has been entered by earlier exploring parties, but until this season, never investigated as a unit.
RH Wheeler (Lecturer in Geography)
Dr CBB Bull (Lecturer in Physics)
Dr HR Blank (Research Fellow NSF)
IAG Willis and RA Cooper (Senior Geology Students)