Irish explorer Tom Crean remembered with Greenland peak





Irish Polar explorer Tom Crean has been commemorated with a Greenland mountain bearing his name.

The 700 metre peak was named last week by a group of Irish mountaineers on a charity expedition.

The climbers hope to present a picture of Mount Crean, in eastern Greenland, to relatives of the late explorer.

Crean is known for his service with two of the most celebrated heroes of the age of empire and exploration, Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton.

He was an important member of Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole in 1911, and was the first to find Scott's body when he failed to return to base.

He was also instrumental in averting disaster during Shackleton's Endurance expedition of 1914, during which he undertook one of the most miraculous sea journeys in history, travelling 800 miles in a lifeboat....


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