25 June 2010

Alpinists, Mountaineers and Mountains 006: Film Makers

Just picked up my second 'old' book on climbing. 'Kamet Conquered' (1932) by F.S. Smythe documents his expedition and contains a wonderful appendices which includes a section on photography and cinematography, food, and clothing. I am so annoyed I cannot find any footage from this trip as I know he made a film about it - must be in the BFI archives. A contemporary of Dorothy Pilley, he sadly died in 1949 of malaria. As I hunt this wild goose, here is some alpine footage I found which was shot in the 1920s.

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