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The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau (1966-1976): South to Fire and Ice  (1974)

The first of four repors from the Calypso on a visit to the Antarctic.  When Cousteau sails to the coldest, windiest and most reacherous of all continents, it's more than just a diving expedition beneath icebergs that could at any time collapse.  Calypso's crew rebuild the skeleton of a blue whale and search for fossils.  They attempt to bathe in Antarctic waters that are too hot even for a paddle, and finally turn mountaineers to climb into the crater of a volcano explosion that blasted a huge hole in a glacier on deception Island.  Cousteau dedicates this programme to Michel Laval, mountaineer and first mate of the Calypso, who lost his life in a climbing accident during the making of the film.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: Metromedia Producers Corporation, USA.
Email: info@wildscreen.org.uk

Film credits

Narrator: Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Narrator: Hugh Falkus
Presenter: Caroline "Baker" Weaver