/ NEWS: Andy Kirkpatrick Wins Boardman - Tasker Prize ..
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/older.html?month=11&year=2008#n45461
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.
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!!!
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.
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!
Gratz Andy, well deserved :-)
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