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by Andy Kirkpatrick

Mountaineering Book Review: Andy Kirkpatrick's Psychovertical

Publisher's Book Description

As one of the world's most accomplished mountaineers and big-wall climbers, Andy Kirkpatrick goes vertically where other climbers (to say nothing of the general public) fear to tread. For the first time this cult hero of vertical rock has written a book, in which his thirteen-day ascent of Reticent Wall on El Capitan in California frames a challenging autobiography.


Publisher's Author Description

Andy Kirkpatrick has climbed the hardest routes in the Alps and has mountaineered around the world, including Patagonia in winter. His film Cold Haul, about his and Ian Parnell's Lafaille Route on the Dru, won first prize at the Graz festival. He is a popular climbing journalist, and his website receives thousands of hits every month.

Andy Kirkpatrick's Webpage


Book Reviews

Financial Times
Inverness Courier (UK)
Irish Times


Literary Prizes

Boardman-Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, 2008


Book Details

Publisher Hutchinson
Year 2009
Hardback Pages 288
ISBN 0091920965