‘Tractor Girl’ completes journey to the South Pole

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'Tractor Girl' Manon Ossevoort
Photo credit: Massey Ferguson

Manon Ossevoort knew at the age of 24 that she wanted to create a story out of a dream that seemed impossible, so she decided to drive a tractor to the South Pole. ABC News Australia reports that the 38-year-old did just that, and after years of travelling, she reached her destination.

According to her website, Ossevoort began her journey to the South Pole during the summer of 2005. Since then, she has travelled over 5,000 km (about 3,107 miles). Crossing Europe and Africa took four years. Ossevoort took over four years off after missing the boat from Cape Town, South Africa to Antarctica.

Ossevoort picked up her journey during Nov. 2014. Driving a 3.3 litre red Massey Ferguson 5610 tractor, Ossevoort made it to the South Pole Dec. 8, 2014 after driving for 17 days across Antarctica.

Now that’s she’s back? Manon plans to write tales of her adventures into children’s books and develop a movie based on her adventures.

Via: ABC News Australia > Dutch adventurer reaches South Pole after riding tractor from Holland to Antarctica

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Katie Woods grew up in Columbiana, Ohio. Katie likes reading, writing, enjoying the outdoors and DIY projects.

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