Conrad O’Brien-ffrench. It was March 1938, and O’Brien-ffrench had just alerted his British comrades that German troops were invading Austria. Conrad Fulke Thomond O’Brien-ffrench was born in London, the year 1893. Not only did this cover give O’Brien-ffrench priceless intel, he could climb, ski, and party in the mountains for work. The couple moved to Banff, Alberta, where Conrad continued to climb and ski in the Lake and Fairhome ranges.