/ Andy Kirkpatrick TED talk

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Denni on 01 Apr 2013
Not too sure if you have seen it before, but made me giggle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR8-wqtXWNU
RichardP - on 01 Apr 2013
In reply to Denni:
Thanks for sharing the clip,
I share a pitch in Sunny-side (Yosemite)
his first season out there
he is funnier in person
Edradour - on 02 Apr 2013
In reply to Denni:

Interesting bloke but what a terrible presentation. I had to stop watching it.
lowersharpnose - on 02 Apr 2013
In reply to Edradour:

Agree. I had walk from one of his talks.
Minneconjou Sioux - on 02 Apr 2013
In reply to lowersharpnose:

Disagree. One of the most facinating presenters of all time.

Believe me, when you've sat through a Kurt Diemberger presentation Andy is a breath of fresh air.
Edradour - on 02 Apr 2013
In reply to Minneconjou Sioux:
> (In reply to lowersharpnose)
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> Disagree. One of the most facinating presenters of all time.
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Oh come on, this is complete nonsense.

Minneconjou Sioux - on 02 Apr 2013
In reply to Edradour:
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> Oh come on, this is complete nonsense.

Why?
Edradour - on 02 Apr 2013
In reply to Minneconjou Sioux:

One of the most fascinating presenters 'of all time'? I can understand disagreement but this is pure hyperbole; of all the people in all of time he is one of the most fascinating? Seriously?
Andy Long - on 02 Apr 2013
In reply to Denni:
Sorry, but what is a TED talk?
Minneconjou Sioux - on 02 Apr 2013
In reply to Edradour:
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> One of the most fascinating presenters 'of all time'? I can understand disagreement but this is pure hyperbole; of all the people in all of time he is one of the most fascinating? Seriously?

In the context of climbers who are presenters then yes.

Remember that I used the word fascinating.

Not hyperbole. Who would you contend is more fascinating?
Minneconjou Sioux - on 02 Apr 2013
In reply to Minneconjou Sioux:

So, I have seen:

Kurt Diemberger (twice)
Barry Blanchard
Joe Simpson (twice)
Stevie Haston (twice)
Johnny Dawes
Simon Yates
Catherine Destiville
Andy Kirkpatrick
Kelly Cordes
The Tax man

and several others whose names escape me at the moment.

And of all of them, Andy stood out as one of the most facinating (and entertaining).

Johnny was fascinating (but for different reasons), Stevie was entertaining and controversial and Kelly delivered one of the best mountaineering talks I've ever heard.
andy kirkpatrick - on 02 Apr 2013
In reply to Edradour:

Yes only having 15 minutes to tell a long story is a tough one, and I can't watch it either - but luckily most people stuck with it, and the end made of for my 'on speed' style.

Must try harder.
gjh - on 13 Apr 2013
In reply to Andy Long:
TED is a series of conferences all over the world, although mostly in america, where people are, given about 15-20 min to present an inspiring idea or story. These talks are later placed online and cover everything from biotech and engineering to economics and philosophy via anthropology and crowd-funding along with almost anything else you can imagine.
They are well worth looking up.
Dauphin - on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to gjh:

mighty white though don't cha think?

successful highly motivated educated liberal white people talking about things that concern successful highly educated white people.

i was indeed enraptured for a while but meh, seen one, you seen em all. I enjoyed the shambolic presentation skills of AK in this one and the one about procrastination that follows it. But after seeing him live - hey Andy slow down mate, your stories are good enough without throwing it away for a cheap giggle.

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needvert on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to Denni:

I liked the video :)
xplorer on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to Dauphin:

UKC breeds some rite angry climbers

Andy was doing a presentation about climbing, that's supposed to be motivational, lighthearted and easy to follow.

I found it interesting, funny and inspiring.

I've come to the conclusion that Most UKC users are angry, obsessed, jealous idiots.

Rather than attacking other climbers, get your rock shoes on and go climbing, then maybe we will be watching a presentation on your achievements one day, all though that's highly unlikely.
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Morgan Woods - on 14 Apr 2013
In reply to Dauphin:
> (In reply to gjh)
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>. I enjoyed the shambolic presentation skills of AK in this one and the one about procrastination that follows it.

i was going to watch the procrastination one but something came up :p

anyway good talk Andy.

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