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Vertebrate Publishing - on 14 Sep 2011
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Andy Kirkpatrick – Cold Wars
October sees the launch of Andy Kirkpatrick’s new book Cold Wars, the follow-up to the award-winning Psychovertical.

Cold Wars picks up where Psychovertical finished. Andy has just descended from El Cap after soloing the Reticent Wall. It’s big news, and his professional climbing career is about to really take off. But the next few years are characterised both by his increasingly high risk climbs, and the pull of commitments – both physical and emotional – back home. Working for the RAF his brother is drawn into conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Andy must also juggle his life with his young family and his climbing obsession. The highs are there: the first repeat of the Lafaille route on the Dru, and the first winter ascent of the East Face of Mermoz in Patagonia, but Andy begins to question the price of his climbing life on his family back home.


Cold Wars Book Tour
Andy will be touring the UK in the autumn, telling stories from the book, many of which have not been heard before. Andy has carved himself a niche as the UK’s only ‘stand-up’ mountaineer, funding his dangerous trips through his outrageously one-man shows, recounting his extreme adventures with a heady mix of observational comedy and self-deprecating tales of survival. With new material prepared for the Cold Wars tour, it is a must-see for anyone with an interest in adventure.

Andy will be signing copies of Cold Wars at each event.

’Gut-wrenching, entertaining and challenging – appeals to the adventurer in all of us’
The Guardian


OCTOBER
Thursday 13th HATHERSAGE Outside (Press Launch) 01433 651936

NOVEMBER
Friday 4th HULL Rockcity 01482 223030
Monday 7th EDINBURGH Cameo Cinema 0871 902 5723
Tuesday 8th ABERDEEN The Belmont Picturehouse 01224 343536
Friday 11th CAERNARFON Galeri 01286 685 222
Saturday 12th CARDIFF Boulders Climbing Centre 0845 52 118
Sunday 13th OXFORD Phoenix Picturehouse 0871 902 5736
Monday 14th YORK City Screen 0871 902 5726
Monday 21st EXETER Exeter Picturehouse 0871 902 5730
Tuesday 22nd SOUTHAMPTON Harbour Lights Picturehouse 0871 902 5733
Wednesday 23rd LEEDS The Hyde Park Picture House 0113 275 2045
Thursday 24th INVERNESS Eden Court 01463 234234
Sunday 26th MANCHESTER Manchester Climbing Centre 0161 230 7006
Monday 28th SHEFFIELD Sheffield University Students Union 0114 2228777
Tuesday 29th HACKNEY Hackney Picturehouse 0871 902 5734
Wednesday 30th NORWICH Cinema City 0871 902 5724

DECEMBER
Tuesday 6th SHREWSBURY Gateway Arts Centre 01743 231649

Find out more on the Speakers from the Edge website: http://www.speakersfromtheedge.com/theatre-tours/andy-kirkpatrick-cold-wars-book-tour

Andy will also be appearing at the Alpkit BigShakeout in October: http://www.alpkit.com/bigshakeout/hub

And the Kendal Mountain Festival in November:
http://www.mountainfest.co.uk/programme-detail.cfm?programme=121


Pre-Order The Book
Cold Wars will be published by Vertebrate Publishing on 1 October.

Pre-order signed copies now:
http://www.v-publishing.co.uk/titles/biography/cold-wars-climbing-the-fine-line-between-risk-and-rea...
Flinticus - on 14 Sep 2011
So an appearance will be made at (sorry to pick on you) Shrewsbury (but come on, for the outdoors you're hardly up there with...) but not Glasgow.

Not to mention (but I will) that the Greater Glasgow region has a population of 1.2 million (that's more than Edinburgh region, Inverness & Abderdeen combined) compared to Shrewsbury's 71,000.

Speakers from the Edge - on 15 Sep 2011
In reply to Flinticus: If you want to find us a venue that we don't have to hire, he'll come. And the folk of Shrewsbury have always been very supportive of Andy so don't dis them!
In reply to Flinticus: Glasgow's "friendly city" reputation......?
Speakers from the Edge - on 16 Sep 2011
In reply to Vertebrate Publishing: Here's a sneek preview of the book - Andy with Ian Parnell, attempting to climb Mermoz: http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=4039
MattH - on 19 Sep 2011
In reply to Speakers from the Edge:

Read the first few pages last night and am hooked already!


MattH
Edd Reed - on 21 Sep 2011
In reply to Vertebrate Publishing: Come on, Cardigan please, always a sellout.
Speakers from the Edge - on 22 Sep 2011
In reply to Edd Reed: Poss Camarthen - watch this space!
Speakers from the Edge - on 22 Sep 2011
In reply to Vertebrate Publishing: All links for online sales are now working properly - London and Leeds date currently only on sale via telephone/in person.

http://www.speakersfromtheedge.com/theatre-tours/andy-kirkpatrick-cold-wars-book-tour
Speakers from the Edge - on 26 Sep 2011
In reply to Vertebrate Publishing: will be adding 2 Irish dates in early December - hopefully Northern Ireland too (any Belfasters with contacts please get in touch!)
nniff - on 27 Sep 2011
In reply to Vertebrate Publishing:

Wasn't Epsom rammed last time? Nothing south of the river at all (without splitting hairs over Oxford and Southampton)
Speakers from the Edge - on 28 Sep 2011
In reply to nniff: too late to book theatres, they book stuff in about 9months in advance - sorry!
NorthernGrit - on 04 Oct 2011
In reply to Vertebrate Publishing:

Leeds Wed 23rd - this is the same night as a BMC winter skills lecture in Leeds... talk about London buses.
Speakers from the Edge - on 04 Oct 2011
In reply to NorthernGrit: Sorry about that - you could always trek over to sunny Sheffield on the 28th? though I reckon you could probably learn a thing or too about winter skills from Andy?!
carl_123 - on 04 Oct 2011
In reply to Vertebrate Publishing:

sunday 26th of novemeber? think that should be saturday 26th
NorthernGrit - on 04 Oct 2011
In reply to Speakers from the Edge:

Oh aye, it's no bother, just thought it was typical timing. It's not like Leeds is a hub of winter climbing lectures normally!
Speakers from the Edge - on 05 Oct 2011
In reply to carl_123: Oops yes it is Saturday 26th in Leeds
Speakers from the Edge - on 05 Oct 2011
In reply to Vertebrate Publishing: 3 dates added in Belfast, Dublin & Cork

Wednesday 7th BELFAST Queen's University - tickets on the door only
Thursday 8th DUBLIN Trinity College - tickets on the door (will also available on line via www.alpinesports.ie)
Friday 9th CORK The Boole Theatre, UCC Campus - tickets on the door only

More details on Andy's tour page: http://www.speakersfromtheedge.com/theatre-tours/andy-kirkpatrick-cold-wars-book-tour
NorthernGrit - on 07 Oct 2011
In reply to Speakers from the Edge:
> (In reply to carl_123) Oops yes it is Saturday 26th in Leeds

Leeds? or Manchester?.... I'm confused

Minneconjou Sioux - on 09 Oct 2011
In reply to Flinticus:

No Saskatchewan dates either. I mean, c'mon, we might not have any climbing but at least it gets f**kin' cold!
Speakers from the Edge - on 10 Oct 2011
In reply to NorthernGrit: Sorry Sorry - 26th is in Manchester - slightly lost the plot there!
Speakers from the Edge - on 14 Oct 2011
In reply to Vertebrate Publishing: don't miss out on our ticket comp for Andy's Cold Wars talks - http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=4138 Closing date is Friday 21st October.
Speakers from the Edge - on 21 Oct 2011
In reply to Speakers from the Edge: last chance to win tickets to Andy's Cold Wars talks this Novemeber/December. The clock is ticking - you have until 5pm (winners announced on UKC on Monday) http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=4138
cas smerdon - on 02 Nov 2011
In reply to Vertebrate Publishing: Any chance of a Bristol date?
Speakers from the Edge - on 07 Nov 2011
In reply to Vertebrate Publishing: thanks to all who came on Friday in Hull. Just to let you know, Shrewsbury is now sold out - others are selling pretty fast so would get tickets sooner rather than later! Soz no Bristol date this time - I tried.
Tom Last - on 11 Nov 2011
In reply to Vertebrate Publishing:

No Cornwall in there? Eden Project could be good :)
Speakers from the Edge - on 11 Nov 2011
In reply to Southern Man: I did ask them once! And a venue in Torquay which decided in the end that there would not be enough climbing interest in Cornwall! But if you can convince a venue manager - let me know! In the meantime, a trek to Exeter?!
Speakers from the Edge - on 16 Nov 2011
In reply to Vertebrate Publishing: Only 16 tickets left for Andy at Manchester Climbing Wall on Sat 26th. Get them quick!

http://www.speakersfromtheedge.com/node/349
Speakers from the Edge - on 23 Nov 2011
In reply to Speakers from the Edge: Thanks to all who have seen Andy's Cold Wars talks so far. Manchester is now sold out, London and Inverness are nearly sold out - few tickets left tonight for Leeds.

Sheffield and Norwich folk - still fair few available - you coming? http://www.speakersfromtheedge.com/theatre-tours/andy-kirkpatrick-cold-wars-book-tour

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