There is nothing that can crush a man as to see his dreams crumble to dust. But on the other hand... he realized if the one goal had disappeared, we'll have another one, and so, if I can't cross the continent, I'm going to bring all my men back alive, because you mustn't forget that polar exploration was littered with dead bodies. This almost fanatic - well it was a fanatic desire to bring his men back alive - this, then, became the driving force. It was the only thing he cared about. That ...