Mick Conefrey is an author and filmmaker who has made award-winning documentaries on Arctic exploration and Himalayan mountaineering. He also produced the BBC's anniversary film to commemorate the first ascent of Everest in 1953. He is the author of Mountain Men: A History of the Remarkable Climbers and Determined Eccentrics Who First Scaled the World's Most Famous Peaks and A Teacup in a Storm: An Explorer's Guide to Life. He lives in Oxford, England.
"I enjoyed this book so much my friends and I are attempting to make a film out of it. I did the same with 'A Clockwork Orange, ' but apparently, some random guy has beat me to it." --Jonah Hill