Mick Conefrey is the author of Everest 1953, How to Climb Mont Blanc in a Skirt and The Adventurer's Handbook. An internationally recognized filmmaker, he has produced several BBC documentaries on mountaineering and exploration, including the prize-winning 'The Ghosts of K2'. He lives in Oxford.
'Only unbridled ambition is going to get you up K2. And the stories
of the early attempts and the eventual success illustrate the
complexity of the mountain and the climbers who chose to risk it
all. Ghosts of K2 brings them back to life.' -- Peter Edmund
Hillary - mountaineer, expedition leader, philanthropist and
'Mick Conefrey relates the often unedifying, occasionally heroic saga leading to its first ascent with great panache and lucid analysis of little-known material. A significant contribution to mountaineering historical writing.' -- Jim Perrin - award-winning author of The Villain: The Life of Don Whillans and Snowdon: The Story of a Welsh Mountain
'Mick Conefrey judiciously and lucidly unravels this tangled tale of courage and conflict. And he displays once again... a consummate ability to tell a ripping good climbing yarn.' -- Maurice Isserman - co-author of Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes