At a time in the early 20th century when world first’s could deliver a person lasting greatness, the continent of Antarctica provided the ultimate trophy ground for ambitious explorers.
Two of the names that stood aloft in the pursuit of frozen glory were those of Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton. Though the missions of both men would eventually fail to claim them the prizes they sought, their epic yet contrasting dramas, on the most inhospitable place on Earth, would captivate the entire world.
Both men were privileged to have been born into the upper echelons of a class system that could assist them in achieving their dreams and ambitions, yet neither could have undertaken their expeditions without those from the opposite end of the class spectrum.
It was from this class of men that one appeared, whose incredible story has escaped history for over a century. Tom Crean’s epic tale expands far beyond his three expeditions with Scott and Shackleton to Antarctica where, among his numerous acts of heroism, was a feat that saw him become one of the rare recipients of the Albert Medal.