Speaker

Andy Kirkpatrick

Adventurer, Author and Film Maker

Andy is a climber with a strange penchant for the long, the cold and the difficult, and a reputation for seeking out routes where the danger is real, and the return is questionable. Although personally, he prefers Metro's tag that he “...makes Ray Mears look like Paris Hilton”.

A specialist in winter expeditions, he has pushed himself on some of the hardest walls and faces in the Alps and beyond, sometimes with partners and sometimes alone.

Whether he’s telling a story about a 12 day solo of the hardest climb on the planet, a month-long crossing of Greenland with his paraplegic girlfriend, or saving Johnny Depp on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, rest assured you won’t have heard anything quite like it.

Talks

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Climb Your Own Mountain
Andy KirkpatrickAdventure
Andy mixes stories about life and climbs, one minute terrifying, the next hilarious, a style described by the Banff film festival as “Turning tales of near-death into philosophical and comic scenarios worthy of Samuel Beckett, or Monty Python.” Whet...
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