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6 December 2014
Dreams on their way in final push to Pole

Dreams on their way in final push to Pole

(05 December 2014, Antarctica). Day 14 ‘Tractor Girl’, Manon Ossevoort, Lead Driver on the Antarctica2 expedition, is now very close to achieving her dream of driving to the South Pole and is calling on others to share their own dreams with her.

4 December 2014

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 an 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.

25 November 2014
Expedition encounters Sastrugi and solar storm

Expedition encounters Sastrugi and solar storm

General : After the first 48 hours on the ice, ‘Tractor Girl’, Manon Ossevoort and the Antarctica2 team have had to battle their way across frozen snow waves and deal with the effects of a massive solar storm which severely hampered communications.

24 November 2014
Antarctica2 expedition sets off for South Pole challenge

Antarctica2 expedition sets off for South Pole challenge

General : (19.55 CET, 22 November 2014, Novo Runway, Antarctica): After three years’ meticulous planning and preparation, the exciting Antarctica2 tractor expedition departed into the vast icescape today for its 5000 km journey to the South Pole and back.

21 November 2014
Antarctica2 Lead Tractor Driver shares her dream on brink of expedition departure

Antarctica2 Lead Tractor Driver shares her dream on brink of expedition departure

General : As the world waits in anticipation for the imminent departure of the Antarctica2 expedition to drive a Massey Ferguson tractor to the South Pole, Lead Driver Manon Ossevoort is looking forward to the trip.