Psychovertical

Author: Andy Kirkpatrick
Editor: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 159485744X
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CLICK HERE to download the first chapter from Psychovertical Psychovertical is the story of what happens to a nice lower-class kid with dyslexia who gains control over his circumstances by clinging to giant stone faces, thousands of feet in the air, for days at a time. In this case, Kirkpatrick uses his 12-day solo climb of the Reticent Wall on California's El Capitan as the experience that helps him understand how growing up poor and struggling with dyslexia and low self-confidence set him on a path of extreme adventure. Kirkpatrick's writing is gripping and highly entertaining -- even non-climbers will enjoy his raw intensity, gallows humor, and honest, self-deprecating storytelling style. This book is a Boardman-Tasker Prize winner, which is recognition given for outstanding mountaineering literature. From the judges' remarks: “The book is very cleverly structured....The cuts from scene to scene and climb to climb work wonderfully well -- a sort of mountaineering Day of The Jackal -- as Kirkpatrick comes closer and closer to his nemesis on Reticent Wall. And it is this climb, the running narrative of the book, that grips the most: 14 pitches of aid climbing, unrelieved by conversation with a partner other than himself, should by rights be boring. But it grips the heart further and further.”
Psychovertical
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Andy Kirkpatrick
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-27 - Publisher: Mountaineers Books

CLICK HERE to download the first chapter from Psychovertical Psychovertical is the story of what happens to a nice lower-class kid with dyslexia who gains control over his circumstances by clinging to giant stone faces, thousands of feet in the air, for days at a time. In this case, Kirkpatrick
Cold Wars
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Andy Kirkpatrick
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-01 - Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

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Language: it
Pages: 389
Authors: Andy Kirkpatrick
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Andy Kirkpatrick
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

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Unknown Pleasures
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Andy Kirkpatrick
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-19 - Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

‘The idea of owning anything except the experience is hubris.’ Unknown Pleasures is a collection of works by the climber and award-winning author Andy Kirkpatrick. Obsessed with climbing and addicted to writing, Kirkpatrick is a master storyteller. Covering subjects as diverse as climbing, relationships, fatherhood, mental health and the media,