/ NEWS: Andy Kirkpatrick Wins Boardman - Tasker Prize ..

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Michael Ryan - on 23 Nov 2008
"Taken as whole it stands as a beacon for the next generation of young turks: a challenge to pick up the pen and overcome their own reticence. Kirkpatrick has taken up the baton on behalf of generation x and, at just the right moment, has said 'Yes I can'."

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/older.html?month=11&year=2008#n45461
Jamie Goodwin - on 24 Nov 2008
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com: Nice one, well done Really got to get a copy of this now!
aln - on 24 Nov 2008
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com: After reading that review I may be inspired to read the first climbimg book I've read in a while. Especially this bit - exception exceptional
Wee Davie - on 24 Nov 2008
Congratulations Andy!
Ackbar - on 24 Nov 2008
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com: Well Deserved
biped - on 24 Nov 2008
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

Excellent news! Well deserved, I finished reading this on saturday. It wasn't a book I was able to put down and stay away for for long. Very honest and reminded me a lot of my own feelings about climbing when I started. Andy kept going and did the routes and got a story though.

Chapeau!
rusty_nails - on 24 Nov 2008
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

We saw him at Kendal on Saturday Night only hours after he had won the BT award, and boy was it deserved. His book is fantastic, and i have leant it to friends who normally consider aid and big wall climbing as boring, but they are now truly in awe of people like Andy who push themselves inton and out of these crazy environments!

A truly well deserved win, and a book i can't reccomend highly enough!!!
chiz - on 24 Nov 2008
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com: I haven't read any of the other nominees, but Psycho-vertical was brilliant. Best mountaineering book I've read for a while.

It changed my idea of what aid-climbing was actually all about as well, an excellent book, and the bit with the 'pipe-bomb' at Camp 4 nearly made me piss myself.
Mr. K - on 24 Nov 2008
Well done Andy, a completely deserved award. How's Cold Wars coming along? =o)
Profanisaurus Rex on 24 Nov 2008 - 89.242.157.218 whois?
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

If you haven't read it already, do it! It's the best climbing book I've read in ages. Come to that, it's one of the best books of any genre that I've read in ages!
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220bpm on 24 Nov 2008
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

Gratz Andy, well deserved :-)

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