Dutch adventurer reaches South Pole by tractor

by tractor to the South PoleA Dutch adventurer has completed a 2,500 kilometre trip from a Russian ice base to the South Pole by tractor, news agency AFP reports.

AFP says actress and adventurer Manon Ossevoort arrived at the pole on Tuesday after ‘chugging along on a tractor from Europe through Africa and across the frozen wastes of Antarctica’.

Ossevoort told AFP by satellite telephone she had fulfilled a dream. ‘It feels quite magical really, to have made this happen and arrived here,’ the news agency quotes her as saying.

Ossevoort says on the expedition website she was inspired to make the journey when she came up with an idea as a theatre maker. ‘I came up with a plan for a journey.
A journey of a little girl on a tractor. A journey to the end of the world, and back.’

The expedition involved a support team of seven, including a camera crew recording the trip for a documentary.

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