04.30hrs CET, 09December 2014, Geographical South Pole
Massey Ferguson reports that 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.
After 17 days and 2500 kilometres, the are at a red and white striped pole with a reflective ball on top, surrounded by flags. This is South 90 – as far South as anybody can go. “It’s unbelievable – at the South Pole there is a red Massey Ferguson tractor! We’re all ecstatic to be here and so proud to be taking our hero shots with the tractor that never gave us cause to doubt that it would be up for the challenge. Thank you all for your support.”
After a day’s rest at the South Pole, the Antarctica2 team will pack up, turn round and embark on the same route back to Novo Runway on the Antarctic coast. They will follow in the exact tracks of their outbound trip which now having iced over, should speed up their return journey. With luck, they could be back before Christmas.
Arctic Trucks team are providing guidance and safety support on the expedition.
Successful Expedition, happy team members at the South Pole!