The Ferguson at rest at the Pole. Image courtesy of Geoffrey Lee Martin (click to enlarge)
The telegram sent by Edmund Hillary following his arrival at the South Pole. Our Fergusons performed magnificently...and made our trip to the Pole possible. Image courtesy of fofh.co.uk (click to enlarge)
Tractor route map. Image courtesy of fofh.co.uk (click to enlarge)
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A replica of one of the Ferguson TEA tractors which transported Edmund Hillary and his team on their journey to the South Pole in 1958 has been unveiled at the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre at Aoraki Mt Cook, New Zealand reported the Otago Daily Times.Biggest hurdleA vintage car restorer, John Callesen, undertook the tractor construction reported the news source. Mr Callesen compared hundreds of photographs of the three tractors that went on the Antarctic expedition to ensure accuracy. The biggest hurdle he said was...