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An Evening With Andy Kirkpatrick hosted by KerryClimbing

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KerryClimbing are delighted to host Andy Kirkpatrick on his Cold Wars book tour to Cork!!!
Andy has a reputation for seeking out climbing routes where the danger is real, and the return is questionable, pushing himself on some of the hardest walls and faces in the Alps and beyond. He was born and raised on a council estate in Hull, one of the flattest cities in the UK, and suffered from severe dyslexia, which went undiagnosed until he was 19. Thriving on this apparent adversity, Andy transformed himself into one of the worlds most driven and accomplished climbers, and an award-winning writer.

Cold Wars charts a period of his career where he became drawn into increasingly high-risk climbs as Andy relives his 15-day winter ascent of the Dru in the Alps and the first winter ascent of the East face of Mermoz, Patagonia. As his brother is drawn into the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, Andy juggles family life with an almost compulsive obsession with climbing the most difficult and dangerous winter routes he can find on the planet.

A gripping account of modern adventure from the UK’s only “stand-up” mountaineer.

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

Andy is quite simply hilarious and appeals to climbers and non- climbers alike.

Tickets on the door €10 and €8 for students with card.
Proceeds will go to the Kerry Mountain Rescue Team.

Andy will be happy to sign any books on the night.

Date and Venue: Friday 9th December Boole Theatre 1 UCC Campus, Cork at 7.30pm (Doors open from 7.00pm)

Show Length: Varies depending on venue (90 – 100 minutes)

*Contains strong language and adult content
Contact: E: info@kerryclimbing P: 0877440523 or 0879323527 for more info.

Raffle on the night with fantastic prizes including  a €200 voucher for 53 Degrees North – DMM Harness, Chalk bag and belay device( Viper Pack ) from Hillwalkers – NeoAir Therma Rest sleeping mat from Cascade Design -, Harness from Edelrid – and more to be confirmed… Very grateful to all that have donated prizes – Thank you !

Special thanks to U.C.C Mountaineering club for providing the venue…..