Tom Crean – Antarctica's Forgotten Hero
At the age of fifteen Tom Crean ran away from his home in southwest Ireland and became one of the most indestructible heroes in the history of Antarctic exploration. Crean took part in three of the four great Antarctic expeditions, played a key role in two of exploration's most epic stories of endurance and survival and served under both Scott and Shackleton, the great rivals of the time, outliving them both.
Participants in the film include Ranulph Fiennes - one of the world's leading polar explorers, Reinhold Messner - probably the world's greatest mountaineer - ever, Will Steger - North America's leading Polar Explorer and members of the Shackleton & Crean families. Using these contributors & a wealth of photographic and film archive - this one-hour documentary will for the first time tell Crean's astonishing life of adventure, heroism and survival against the odds.
A Crossing the Line Films Production for RTÉ
1 x 52'
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