Two Antarctic tractors have traveled the length of New Zealand to raise money for the restoration of Sir Edmund Hillary’s hut in Antartica.
The 2012km journey is the same distance Sir Ed drove from Scott Base to the South Pole nearly 60 years ago in 1957.
The journey started in Piha 28 days ago and the tractors were the same Massey Ferguson model Sir Ed used for his trip.
The group is trying to raise $1 million to preserve Sir Ed’s Hut in Antarctica.
The fundraising drive needs a $5 note – which carries the image of Sir Ed – from 60,000 New Zealanders to meet the goal.
They’ve raised $700,000 so far.