A Life Ascending

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By Stephen Grynberg
Category Film Reviewed byEd Douglas
Date Sunday, 27 February 2011
Rating Rating 4 out of 5

A beautifully shot and moving flm about the lives of mountain guide Ruedi Beglinger and his family in British Columbia's Selkirks, and the fateful day in 2003 when seven people died on a ski trip he was leading.

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Play Up, Then Cheat

Posted by Ed Douglas at 1.54 PM

So I’m working away, listening to the cricket, when my friend Henry Iddon mentions on twitter that he’s reading Frank Nugent’s entertaining history of early Irish mountaineers, of whom our joint favourite is Lizzie Le Blond, whose climbing activities became a society scandal. Anyway, Lizzie’s first husband was the adventurer and army officer Fred Burnaby, who admitted with refreshing honesty that Lizzie was both more adventurous and much, much more intelligent, shortly before he met his death at the Battle of Abu Klea, ...
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