David Hirzel - Sailor on Ice: Tom Crean
Who really are the heroes of Antarctic exploration? The familiar names--Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen--belong to those who claimed to lead. But those who lead are nothing without those who come a few steps behind, hauling the gear, pitching the camp, walking the long walk, steadfast, enduring. Without these men there would be no leaders. There would be no survivors, and no story to be told. Tom Crean was such a man.
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