Filmography

Mick Conefrey

4 films

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  • Documentary / Historical

    The misfit and the Matterhorn

    Mick Conefrey (2001)

    Edward Whymper's relentless siege of the Matterhorn in 1865 ended in controversy when four of his companions plunged to their deaths an hour after leaving the summit... The documentary is the second episode of 'Mountain men', a British documentary series looking at the achievements of pioneering mountaineers. The series, accompanied by unique archival materials, detailed maps, and photographs, invites us to follow in the footsteps of these fearless explorers, and tells us their stories with all the romance and audacity, bravado and suffering, courage and miscalculation intact.

    UK / 50 min

    The misfit and the Matterhorn

    Mick Conefrey

    • 2001
    • UK
    • 50 min
    Edward Whymper's relentless siege of the Matterhorn in 1865 ended in controversy when four of his companions plunged to their deaths an hour after leaving the summit... The documentary is the second episode of 'Mountain men', a British documentary series looking at the achievements of pioneering mountaineers. The series, accompanied by unique archival materials, detailed maps, and photographs, invites us to follow in the footsteps of these fearless explorers, and tells us their stories with all the romance and audacity, bravado and suffering, courage and miscalculation intact.

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    The ghosts of K2

    Mick Conefrey (2001)

    This is the story of Fritz Wiessener and Charley Houston, two great climbers who tried to get to the top of K2, the second highest mountain in the world. In 1939 Wiessener almost made it, but his expedition ended in bitter controversy. Fourteen years later, Charley Houston made his second attempt on the mountain. It ended in tragedy but it is an amazing story of courage and camaraderie. The film draws on rare archive film footage, in-depth interviews, and specially shot material to tell the story of the men who risked their lives to conquer 'the Savage Mountain'. Third episode of 'Mountain men', a british documentary series looking at the achievements of pioneering mountaineers.

    UK / 50 min

    The ghosts of K2

    Mick Conefrey

    • 2001
    • UK
    • 50 min
    This is the story of Fritz Wiessener and Charley Houston, two great climbers who tried to get to the top of K2, the second highest mountain in the world. In 1939 Wiessener almost made it, but his expedition ended in bitter controversy. Fourteen years later, Charley Houston made his second attempt on the mountain. It ended in tragedy but it is an amazing story of courage and camaraderie. The film draws on rare archive film footage, in-depth interviews, and specially shot material to tell the story of the men who risked their lives to conquer 'the Savage Mountain'. Third episode of 'Mountain men', a british documentary series looking at the achievements of pioneering mountaineers.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    The mystery of Mt McKinley

    The mystery of Mt McKinley

    Mick Conefrey (2001)

    In Alaska, there have been many disputed claims to the first conquest of Mt. McKinley, and locals still insist that the honor belongs to three miners who climbed on a bet, armed with homemade climbing irons and bags of donuts... The documentary is the first episode of 'Mountain men', a British documentary series looking at the achievements of pioneering mountaineers. The series, accompanied by unique archival materials, detailed maps, and photographs, invites us to follow in the footsteps of these fearless explorers, and tells us their stories with all the romance and audacity, bravado and suffering, courage and miscalculation intact.

    UK / 50 min

    The mystery of Mt McKinley

    Mick Conefrey

    • 2001
    • UK
    • 50 min
    In Alaska, there have been many disputed claims to the first conquest of Mt. McKinley, and locals still insist that the honor belongs to three miners who climbed on a bet, armed with homemade climbing irons and bags of donuts... The documentary is the first episode of 'Mountain men', a British documentary series looking at the achievements of pioneering mountaineers. The series, accompanied by unique archival materials, detailed maps, and photographs, invites us to follow in the footsteps of these fearless explorers, and tells us their stories with all the romance and audacity, bravado and suffering, courage and miscalculation intact.

    Climbing locations

  • Documentary / Historical

    The race for Everest

    Mick Conefrey (2003)

    Documentary on Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's historic ascent of Everest in 1953. Including previously unseen material filmed on the expedition, and interviews with surviving members of the team and members of the rival Swiss team, who attempted the mountain in 1952. The Swiss expedition, with the participation of the Sherpa Tenzing Norgay reached a height of about 8,595 metres (28,199 ft) on the southeast ridge, setting a new climbing altitude record, opening up a new route to Mount Everest and paving the way for the further successes of the 1953 British expedition.

    UK / 59 min

    The race for Everest

    Mick Conefrey

    • 2003
    • UK
    • 59 min
    Documentary on Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's historic ascent of Everest in 1953. Including previously unseen material filmed on the expedition, and interviews with surviving members of the team and members of the rival Swiss team, who attempted the mountain in 1952. The Swiss expedition, with the participation of the Sherpa Tenzing Norgay reached a height of about 8,595 metres (28,199 ft) on the southeast ridge, setting a new climbing altitude record, opening up a new route to Mount Everest and paving the way for the further successes of the 1953 British expedition.

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