Psychovertical

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Psychovertical

Psychovertical

  • Author: Andy Kirkpatrick
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books
  • ISBN: 159485744X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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CLICK HERE to download the first chapter from Psychovertical Psychovertical is the story of what happens to a nice lower-class kid with dyslexia who gains control over his circumstances by clinging to giant stone faces, thousands of feet in the air, for days at a time. In this case, Kirkpatrick uses his 12-day solo climb of the Reticent Wall on California's El Capitan as the experience that helps him understand how growing up poor and struggling with dyslexia and low self-confidence set him on a path of extreme adventure. Kirkpatrick's writing is gripping and highly entertaining -- even non-climbers will enjoy his raw intensity, gallows humor, and honest, self-deprecating storytelling style. This book is a Boardman-Tasker Prize winner, which is recognition given for outstanding mountaineering literature. From the judges' remarks: “The book is very cleverly structured....The cuts from scene to scene and climb to climb work wonderfully well -- a sort of mountaineering Day of The Jackal -- as Kirkpatrick comes closer and closer to his nemesis on Reticent Wall. And it is this climb, the running narrative of the book, that grips the most: 14 pitches of aid climbing, unrelieved by conversation with a partner other than himself, should by rights be boring. But it grips the heart further and further.”

Cold Wars

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Cold Wars

Cold Wars

Climbing the Fine Line Between Risk and Reality

  • Author: Andy Kirkpatrick
  • Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
  • ISBN: 9781594857430
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 270
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"Andy is one of the funniest of Britain's top climbers and represents what is the best in modern British climbing: boldness, innovation, sense of humour, irreverence, commitment, and an appetite for risk." -- Chris Bonnington In this brilliant sequel to his award-winning debut,Psychovertical, Andy Kirkpatrick has achieved his life's ambition to become one of the world's leading climbers. Pushing himself to new extremes, he embarks on his toughest climbs yet -- on big walls in the Alps and Patagonia -- in the depths of winter. Kirkpatrick has more success, but the savagery and danger of these encounters comes at huge personal cost. Questioning his commitment to his chosen craft, Kirkpatrick is torn between family life and the dangerous path he has chosen. Written with his trademark wit and honesty,Cold Wars is another gripping account of modern adventure. Readers on Amazon.co.uk giveCold Wars, *****

Unknown Pleasures

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Unknown Pleasures

Unknown Pleasures

Collected writing on life, death, climbing and everything in between

  • Author: Andy Kirkpatrick
  • Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
  • ISBN: 1911342886
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 256
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‘The idea of owning anything except the experience is hubris.’ Unknown Pleasures is a collection of works by the climber and award-winning author Andy Kirkpatrick. Obsessed with climbing and addicted to writing, Kirkpatrick is a master storyteller. Covering subjects as diverse as climbing, relationships, fatherhood, mental health and the media, it is easy to read, sometimes difficult to digest, and impossible to forget. One moment he is attempting a rare solo ascent of Norway’s Troll Wall, the next he is surrounded by the TV circus while climbing Moonlight Buttress with the BBC’s The One Show presenter Alex Jones. Yosemite’s El Capitan is ever-present; he climbs it alone – strung out for weeks, and he climbs it with his thirteen-year-old daughter Ella – her first big wall. His eye for observation and skilled wordcraft make for laugh-out-loud funny moments, while in more hard-hitting pieces he is unflinchingly honest about past and present love and relationships, and pulls no punches with an alternative perspective of our place in the world. Unknown Pleasures is Andy Kirkpatrick at his brilliant best.

Unjustifiable Risk?

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Unjustifiable Risk?

Unjustifiable Risk?

The Story of British Climbing

  • Author: Simon Thompson
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
  • ISBN: 1849656991
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 400
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To the impartial observer Britain does not appear to have any mountains. Yet the British invented the sport of mountain climbing and for two periods in history British climbers led the world in the pursuit of this beautiful and dangerous obsession. Unjustifiable Risk is the story of the social, economic and cultural conditions that gave rise to the sport, and the achievements and motives of the scientists and poets, parsons and anarchists, villains and judges, ascetics and drunks that have shaped its development over the past two hundred years. The history of climbing inevitably reflects the wider changes that have occurred in British society, including class, gender, nationalism and war, but the sport has also contributed to changing social attitudes to nature and beauty, heroism and death. Over the years, increasing wealth, leisure and mobility have gradually transformed climbing from an activity undertaken by an eccentric and privileged minority into a sub-division of the leisure and tourist industry, while competition, improved technology and information, and increasing specialisation have helped to create climbs of unimaginable difficulty at the leading edge of the sport. But while much has changed, even more has remained the same. Today's climbers would be instantly recognisable to their Victorian predecessors, with their desire to escape from the crowded complexity of urban society and willingness to take "unjustifiable" risk in pursuit of beauty, adventure and self-fulfilment. Unjustifiable Risk was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker prize in 2011.

Kaapse bibliotekaris

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Kaapse bibliotekaris

Kaapse bibliotekaris

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Libraries
  • Page: N.A
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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957- (also published separately)

1001 Climbing Tips

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1001 Climbing Tips

1001 Climbing Tips

  • Author: Andy Kirkpatrick
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781680511314
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 192
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"This Work was originally published in 2016 by Vertebrate Publishing, an imprint of Vertebrate Graphics Ltd, Crescent House, 228 Psalter Lane, Sheffield, S11 8UT, UK, under the title 1001 Climbing Tips by Andy Kirkpatrick"--T.p. verso.

Climbing

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Climbing

Climbing

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Rock climbing
  • Page: N.A
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Mountain

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Mountain

Mountain

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mountaineering
  • Page: N.A
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