Tom Crean

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The Discovery Expedition 1910 - 1913

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Brad Borkan & David Hirzel

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When Your Life Depends on It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic

When Your Life Depends on It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic

Beyond Endurance Expedition 2008. The South Georgia Traverse. It is almost two years since I was first in contact with Jerry O’Sullivan, from Ballinhassig, in Co. Cork. At the time Jerry had left a comment on a post I had written about Tom Crean’s epic solo march, in February 1912. It referred to Crean’s rationing of the few pieces of chocolate he had carried, on that trek, and how it had inspired Jerry in 2011, as he lay alone on top of Alaska’s Mount Denali, with a broken leg. Naturally I…

Beyond Endurance Expedition 2008. The South Georgia Traverse. It is almost two years since I was first in contact with Jerry O’Sullivan, from Ballinhassig, in Co. Cork. At the time Jerry had left a comment on a post I had written about Tom Crean’s epic solo march, in February 1912. It referred to Crean’s rationing of the few pieces of chocolate he had carried, on that trek, and how it had inspired Jerry in 2011, as he lay alone on top of Alaska’s Mount Denali, with a broken leg. Naturally I…

Beyond Endurance Expedition 2008. The South Georgia Traverse. It is almost two years since I was first in contact with Jerry O’Sullivan, from Ballinhassig, in Co. Cork. At the time Jerry had left a comment on a post I had written about Tom Crean’s epic solo march, in February 1912. It referred to Crean’s rationing of the few pieces of chocolate he had carried, on that trek, and how it had inspired Jerry in 2011, as he lay alone on top of Alaska’s Mount Denali, with a broken leg. Naturally I…

Beyond Endurance Expedition 2008. The South Georgia Traverse. It is almost two years since I was first in contact with Jerry O’Sullivan, from Ballinhassig, in Co. Cork. At the time Jerry had left a comment on a post I had written about Tom Crean’s epic solo march, in February 1912. It referred to Crean’s rationing of the few pieces of chocolate he had carried, on that trek, and how it had inspired Jerry in 2011, as he lay alone on top of Alaska’s Mount Denali, with a broken leg. Naturally I…

Hurley & Shackleton at Ocean Camp.

Here, outside their tent on the ice, Hurley on the left and Shackleton on the right. Hurley is cutting fine strips of seal blubber - fuel for the portable stove which sits between them, and which he invented.

Ocean Camp, drifting on the ice of the Weddell Sea

When the 'Endurance' finally sank on the 21 November a makeshift camp was established on a solid bit of floe called Ocean Camp.

On This Day, 02/02/1916 – Shackleton Retrieves the Stancomb Wills Lifeboat.

The Stancomb Wills, lifeboat had been left behind, at Ocean Camp when the Endurance crew, began their march in search of land, on December 1915

Tom Crean – The Complete Endurance Odyssey

Tom Crean - The Complete Endurance Expedition Odyssey

Ernest Shackleton - The Endurance Expedition

Tom Crean's role in the escape from the ice, is unique in that he was the only member of the Endurance Expedition to take part in every aspect of it.

Preparing to launch the James Caird - April 24th 1916

Launching James Caird from Elephant Island.

Excavating a shelter on Elephant Island.

Tom Crean - The Complete Endurance Expedition Odyssey

Hauling the James Caird up Providence Beach, Elephant Island

April 1916 - Shackleton's Lifeboats Make Landfall On Elephant Island

Elephant Island The Endurance Expedition

April 1916 - Shackleton's Lifeboats Make Landfall On Elephant Island