The world is an interesting place. But it is a strange one too. I’m interested in lots of things: mountains, movies, books and most everything else about modern life.


K2 And Cotopaxi – Mick Conefrey - Author & Film-maker

K2 And Cotopaxi

 

Climbing Cotopaxi, thinking about K2

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The Battle for the Himalayas – Mick Conefrey - Author & Film-maker

The Battle for the Himalayas

 

Great documentary on the history of Everest films

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K2 and Everest – Mick Conefrey - Author & Film-maker

K2 and Everest

 

How a film on Everest reveals a secret about K2

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K2 Cervinia – Mick Conefrey - Author & Film-maker

K2 Cervinia

 

Visiting the Hotel Compagnoni in Cervinia

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Running with your head down or your head up? – Mick Conefrey - Author & Film-maker

Running with your head down or your head up?

 

When the going gets tough, the tough get running

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Margaret Howell Interview – Mick Conefrey - Author & Film-maker

Margaret Howell Interview

 

Margaret Howell, a great British Designer and a wonderful person too.

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The Lionel Bart Story – Mick Conefrey - Author & Film-maker

The Lionel Bart Story

 

Lionel Bart: Reviewing the Situation. Dec 4th, BBC4, 9.00 p.m.

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Refections on a Half Marathon – Mick Conefrey - Author & Film-maker

Refections on a Half Marathon

 

I just ran the Forest of Dean half marathon and realised that it was all about numbers

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The Sense of an Island – Mick Conefrey - Author & Film-maker

The Sense of an Island

 

After two weeks the wind died down and suddenly our Greek island seemed completely different.

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Altitude – Mick Conefrey - Author & Film-maker

Altitude

 

How do you prepare yourself for high altitude?

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Peak Flow – Mick Conefrey - Author & Film-maker

Peak Flow

 

Doug Scott answers the question: Why Climb?

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The Yeti – Mick Conefrey - Author & Film-maker

The Yeti

 

Remarkably, the clearest photographic evidence of the Yeti comes from 1951 when the British climber Eric Shipton photographed a Yeti footprint. But was it a fake?

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Maurice Herzog – Mick Conefrey - Author & Film-maker

Maurice Herzog

 

Last week saw the death of one of the great figures in post-war mountaineering, Maurice Herzog. Famous for the first ascent of Annapurna, I would argue that he was equally important in his impact on mountaineering literature.


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Tenzing on the Summit of Everest – Mick Conefrey - Author & Film-maker

Tenzing on the Summit of Everest

 

When in May 1953 Ed Hillary and Tenzing made the first ascent of Everest, they had no idea there would so many arguments afterwards. Everything from the awards they received to the flags that carried at the summit became the subject of controversy.

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Amour – Mick Conefrey - Author & Film-maker

Amour

  | Film

Michael Hankeke’s Amour is by far the best film of the year and should win the Oscar for Best Foreign film. Trintignat and Riva’s performances are terrific and everything from the screenplay to the cinematography is suberb.

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