In a 5000 km return journey across the unforgiving icescape, Antarctica2 follows the achievement of Sir Edmund Hillary, who drove a specially-adapted Ferguson TE20 tractor to the South Pole in 1958
This second Antarctic expedition is being organised to highlight the need for the provision of accessible technologies and innovative services to allow future farmers to meet the world's growing requirement for food. In this hostile polar environment, the expedition will demonstrate some of the very latest tractor technology now available. During its few weeks on the ice, the 110HP MF 5610 will clock up as many hours’ operation as an average year’s work on many farms.
Live streaming and regular updates via a dedicated website will keep the rest of the world in touch with the adventure’s progress. Members of the Antarctica2 team will be able to communicate their own personal stories of life on the mission and have their messages delivered via social media including Facebook and Twitter