Tom Crean – Kerry Through and Through

Tom Crean – Kerry Through and Through

By Shane O’Connor – Peanut Productions

I just received a Tweet from Shane O’Connor of Peanut Productions, with a link to this wonderful piece on Tom Crean. Shane works as a Freelancer for BBC Radio 5 Live.
In his own words – “A short promo about the Kerry explorer and legend Tom Crean.
He was a member of three major expeditions to Antarctica during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, including Captain Scott’s 1911–13 Terra Nova Expedition, during this expedition, Crean’s 56 km solo walk across the Ross Ice Shelf to save the life of Edward Evans led to him receiving the Albert Medal for Lifesaving.”

It is a wonderfully poignant and almost haunting reminder of the most heroic and courageous act ever played out on the ice of Antarctica – Tom Crean’s epic 36 mile solo march, to save the life of Lt. Edward Evans, and that of Bill Lashly who had remained behind to care for him.

On This Day – February 18th 1912 – Tom Crean

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