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14 December 2014
Antarctica2 – The Journey Continues - Ice-Fog Descends

Antarctica2 – The Journey Continues - Ice-Fog Descends

Event: (Antarctica – 12-14th December 2014): The Antarctica2 tractor expedition team is already making good progress on its long and punishing 2500 km journey back from the South Pole to base camp at Novo Runway. But the latest big challenge is a dense ice-fog which has dramatically reduced visibility.

13 December 2014
How does the Antartica2 team cope with life on the ice?

How does the Antartica2 team cope with life on the ice?

General : On the Antarctica2 expedition to the South Pole, it’s not just the Massey Ferguson MF 5610 tractor that has to handle the toughest conditions on earth.

9 December 2014
Antarctica2 – Mission Accomplished, Dream Fulfilled!

Antarctica2 – Mission Accomplished, Dream Fulfilled!

Event: (Antarctica2 – 04.30 hrs CET, 09 December 2014: Geographical South Pole) After a gruelling 2500 km ice-journey, the Antarctica2 expedition team arrived with its MF 5610 tractor at the South Pole today. All are safe, well and in high spirits.

8 December 2014
Pole within reach as team battles arduous conditions

Pole within reach as team battles arduous conditions

Event: (07 December 2014, Antarctica) Day 16: The most difficult terrain yet encountered on the Antarctica2 expedition has made the final stages of the mission to reach the South Pole using a Massey Ferguson MF 5610 tractor some of the most challenging yet.

4 December 2014
Tough for the team but goal is in sight

Tough for the team but goal is in sight

Event: (3 December 2014, Antarctica) Day 12: It’s tough going for the team at the centre of the Antarctica2 expedition as they get closer to their goal of reaching the South Pole.

3 December 2014
Antarctica2 Tractor Expedition Now Halfway to South Pole!

Antarctica2 Tractor Expedition Now Halfway to South Pole!

Event: (2 December 2014, Antarctica. Latitude: 80 degrees South) Day 11: The Antarctica2 expedition to take an MF 5610 tractor 5000 km from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back has reached the first major milestone and is now halfway to the Pole.

1 December 2014
30-hour days – 889 km now completed. Soft snow a big challenge – tyres down to 5 psi

30-hour days – 889 km now completed. Soft snow a big challenge – tyres down to 5 psi

Event: (29-30 November 2014, Antarctica) Days 8 & 9: Over the weekend, deep soft snow continued to challenge the Antarctica2 MF 5610 tractor expedition to the South Pole.

29 November 2014
23 Hours Non-Stop Driving – 3364 Metre (11,036 feet) Altitude Takes its Toll On Team

23 Hours Non-Stop Driving – 3364 Metre (11,036 feet) Altitude Takes its Toll On Team

General : (28 November 2014, Antarctica) Day 7: In their quest for the South Pole, the Antarctica2 tractor and crew were at last able to get fully into their stride, clocking up 23 hours non-stop travel.

27 November 2014
MF 5610 Expedition Tractor Crosses Crevasse field at minus 56 degrees C

MF 5610 Expedition Tractor Crosses Crevasse field at minus 56 degrees C

General : (26 November 2014, Antarctica) Day 5: After a long day’s driving in arduous conditions, the Massey Ferguson MF 5610 on the Antarctica2 expedition has successfully negotiated a hazardous crevasse field and steep mountainous terrain heading towards the ‘keyhole’ that will lead onto the Antarctic Ice Plateau.

26 November 2014
Progress unhindered as tractor stands up to harsh Antarctic conditions

Progress unhindered as tractor stands up to harsh Antarctic conditions

Event: (Antarctica2 - Tuesday 25th November 2014): The Massey Ferguson MF 5610 tractor being piloted towards the South Pole by ‘Tractor Girl’ Manon Ossevoort and her team is coping well with the challenges posed by the Antarctic climate and terrain, as the Antarctica2 expedition enters a crucial phase.