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Andy Kirkpatrick: ‘Old School’

22nd October 2017 | 1 comment.

The other day I found an old book on my shelf when its tatty green spine caught my eye as I thumbed across the shelf looking for something else. Many times before I had passed it by, but this time my eyes fixed on it and my book blindness, caused by its ever-presence, suddenly lifted…

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Andy Kirkpatrick: ‘Dehydrated’

5th July 2014 | 0 comments

I once went climbing with the comedian Ed Bryne, who told me he hated dehydrated food, because it tasted like shit “so I bought myself a dehydrator,” he said “so I could make my own food that tasted like shit”…

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Andy Kirkpatrick: ‘Polar Poodles’

16th April 2014 | 0 comments

Don’t you just hate when someone brings you down to size. When someone bursts your bubble. I do it myself – in fact I relish in giving a kick to an overblown ego. My primary vehicle for this is the language of the extreme…

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Andy Kirkpatrick: ‘Piteraq’

9th February 2014 | 0 comments

I climbed with a remarkable Norwegian last winter called Aleks Gamme, probably best know as the gnarly bloke from the film ‘Crossing the Ice’, in which he raced to be the first person to ski to and from the South Pole without support or kites (he sort of won)…