/ ARTICLE: Hone Your Alpine Psyche by Andy Kirkpatrick

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UKC Articles - on 27 Nov 2009
[Alpine dawn, Gross Glockner, Austria<br />
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, 2 kb]Andy Kirkpatrick gives us ten tips on staying psyched for the mountains:


I was emailed by a climber this week asking if I had any ideas on improving mental attitude for alpine climbing, which I guess means “how do you feel less worried about hurting yourself and push your your limit”. So here's a brief run down of ideas on making you feel like Silva Karo!



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Tom Last - on 27 Nov 2009
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Really enjoyed that one, thanks Andy.


Think I'll be a vicarious alpinist.

bouldery bits - on 27 Nov 2009
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Great article Andy. I might try training till I puke everyday for a month and see what happens.
joolskilly - on 27 Nov 2009
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Food for thought Andy thanks.

On the kids front, i sorted that one in my head the other day.
"people who don't have kids, don't know what there missing"
"people who do have kids, do know what there missing"
Kind of sums up the perspective from both sides.
I have Kids.
No one could have explained how fantastic it was being a dad before my son was born so I could have happily carried life without kids, but after he was born I now couldn't imagine my life without him in it.
Solaris - on 29 Nov 2009
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Great article, Andy. Thanks.

Andy Kirkpatrick wrote:
> If you're into big easy routes this may mean training your rope techniques ... (trying to remember how to tie in short on the Frontier Ridge isn't great).

Ah well, that puts my (and I suspect many annual holiday alpininsts') modest achievements and aspirations properly into perspective!!
Diggler - on 02 Dec 2009
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My wife is expecting our first baby in March and I wondered how this would affect my head....... after reading this article it looks like I'm fu**ed!

Thanks Andy

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