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Aileen Crean LegKenmare woman Aileen Crean-O’Brien is recovering in hospital in Chile after breaking her leg attempting the traverse of Antarctic Island of South Georgia

Ms Crean-O’Brien along with her two sons and partner was attempting to honour the achievements of her grandfather Tom Crean by completing a traverse 100 years on.

Speaking from her hospital bed in Santiago, Chile, Ms Crean O’Brien told of the incident that led to the injury and the arduous 12-day journey to get her leg operated on.


Aileen’s sons, Cian and Morgan, and partner Bill went on to complete the traverse of South Georgia and are currently making their way back to the Falklands.