Because, in addition to clutching a narrow pole on top of an unsteady buoy for thirteen hours, Westman told Jeff Probst that they needed to kill the fire because the smoke was getting in his eyes. Darkness? Cold? No sweat for Lt. Tom Westman.
See Probst talk more about this challenge, which he deemed his favorite of all-time, on EW’s PopWatch.
We never tire of that beard.