Andy Kirkpatrick – Cold Wars :: Signed Copies
Code: ISBN: 9781906148256
OUT OF PRINT. Paperback available 2013
WINNER - 2012 Boardman Tasker Prize
Shortlisted for the TGO Magazine Book of the Year.
‘I was aware that I was cold – beyond cold. I was a lump of meat left for too long in a freezer, a body trapped beneath the ice, sinking down into the dark.
‘I was freezing to death.’
In this brilliant sequel to his award-winning debut Psychovertical, mountaineering stand-up Andy Kirkpatrick has achieved his life’s ambition to become one of the world’s leading climbers. Pushing himself to new extremes, he embarks on his toughest climbs yet – on big walls in the Alps and Patagonia – in the depths of winter.
Kirkpatrick has more success, but the savagery and danger of these encounters comes at huge personal cost. Questioning his commitment to his chosen craft, Kirkpatrick is torn between family life and the dangerous path he has chosen. Written with his trademark wit and honesty, Cold Wars is a gripping account of modern adventure.
Kirkpatrick has taken up the baton on behalf of Generation X and,
at just the right moment, has said ‘Yes I can’.
Chair of judges on Psychovertical – winner, Boardman Tasker Prize 2008
“Brilliantly written, painfully thoughtful and yet still an incredibly easy and gripping read. Human and brilliant at the same time.”
Jon Doran, OutdoorsMagic.com