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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’
Thursday 13th HATHERSAGE Outside (Press Launch) 01433 651936
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
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:
Pre-Order The Book
Cold Wars will be published by Vertebrate Publishing on 1 October.
Pre-order signed copies now:
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.
Read the first few pages last night and am hooked already!
Wasn't Epsom rammed last time? Nothing south of the river at all (without splitting hairs over Oxford and Southampton)
Leeds Wed 23rd - this is the same night as a BMC winter skills lecture in Leeds... talk about London buses.
sunday 26th of novemeber? think that should be saturday 26th
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!
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
Leeds? or Manchester?.... I'm confused
No Saskatchewan dates either. I mean, c'mon, we might not have any climbing but at least it gets f**kin' cold!
No Cornwall in there? Eden Project could be good :)
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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