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.


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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