Captain Francis Crozier: Last Man Standing? by Michael Smith

By Michael Smith

Irishman Francis Crozier used to be a big determine in nineteenth-century polar exploration. His voyages with Parry, Ross and Franklin lifted the veil from the frozen wastes of the Arctic and Antarctic, paving the best way for Amundsen, Scott and Shackleton. The Antarctic cape named after him used to be immortalised in Apsley Cherry-Garrard's The Worst trip on this planet. A failed romance drove him again to the ice one deadly final time with Franklin's North West Passage day trip in 1845. All 129 males perished. Crozier took command after Franklin's loss of life and led the brave conflict to outlive within the Arctic desert. within the sour life-or-death fight, which lasted for years, a few even resorted to cannibalism. yet, in accordance with legend, Crozier was once the final to die—the final guy status.

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