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Andy Kirkpatrick: ‘Big E (go)’

1st May 2018 | 0 comments

The other day a friend emailed me some questions aimed to help people wanting to head off on their own adventures, covering the often overlooked financial side of things as well how you find the gumption to go on one in the first place.

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Join the TEN in TEN in TEN challenge to raise funds for Nepal

13th May 2015 | 0 comments

Two outdoor instructors, William Legon and Jon Hubbard, along with The Outdoor Hub and help from many others that work in the outdoors industry are challenging climbers to attempt to climb 10 Peak District rock climbs inside a 10 mile route inside 10 hours to raise funds for Community Action Nepal. TEN in TEN in TEN 4 Nepal, an event …

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'First On The Continents' evening this Thursday

26th November 2014 | 0 comments

On the 27th November, seven of the world’s legendary climbers will gather in London to tell their first-ascent stories from each of the seven continental land masses. Hosting FIRST on the CONTINENTS will be Sir Chris Bonington, Britain’s best-known mountaineer. Sir Chris celebrated his 80th birthday in August by climbing The Old Man of Hoy, a 450 foot vertical sea stack, repeating …

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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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Kirkpatrick reports on epic Antarctic adventure

13th February 2014 | 0 comments

T&M columnist Andy Kirkpatrick files a report from Antarctica about his latest adventure, which involved big wall climbing and base-jumping… I was in the climbing doldrums, a trip to the towers of Paine cancelled, no sign of enough work to fund any future adventures, when one evening an email popped up on my phone: “Andy. I think I have a …

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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)…

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SHAFF line-up announced

21st February 2013 | 0 comments

The adventure film festival ShAFF kicks off on Friday 1st May and features a feast of climbing and mountaineering films over the weekend. Nick Bullock will be opening the 2013 event with a talk and signing copies of his book, Echoes. In the film version of Echoes, Nick also discusses escaping his life as a prison officer in a high security …