That Ferguson that went to the South Pole in 1958

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In large measure the Expedition was successful due to the the help of Sir Edmund Hillary (of Mt. Everest fame) using three Ferguson tractors (the last picture). Hillary built a support base at the Ferguson tractorfar end, blazed a vehicle route up the Skelton Glacier and through the Western Mountains, and laid supply depots over 700 miles nearly to the South Pole. With just enough fuel, Hillary’s party pressed on to the South Pole, the first to get there since Scott’s ill-fated visit in 1912. found on http://trekinti.me/2014/01/15/christchurch-canterbury-museum-and-art-center/