Ian Parnell snow cave view

Andy Kirkpatrick - Cold Wars Book Tour

Tour Dates: 
Tue, 01/11/2011 - Fri, 09/12/2011
Andy Kirkpatrick, Cold Wars

British mountaineer Andy Kirkpatrick and author of the award-winning Psychovertical will be giving a series of talks this Autumn on the subject of his new book, Cold Wars.

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

*Contains strong language


Wednesday 7th BELFAST Queen's University click on "Belfast" to book tickets
Thursday 8th DUBLIN Trinity College - also availble on the door
Friday 9th CORK The Boole Theatre, UCC Campus - tickets on the door only

Hull, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Caernarfon, Cardiff, Oxford, York, Exeter, Southampton, Leeds, Inverness, Manchester, Sheffield, London, Norwich, Shrewsbury, Belfast, Dublin, Cork