Race for the Pole
Hillary’s party with their iconic Ferguson Tractors successfully laid the supply depots towards the Pole. It was never intended that Hillary’s party would travel as far as the South Pole, but he saw the chance to reach it overland for the first time since Scott in 1912, and took it. He reached the South Pole on 3rd January 1958. Fuchs’ team reached the Pole two weeks later, meeting Hillary, before heading on to reach Scott Base on the 2nd March 1958. The crossing took 99 days and covered 2,158 miles.