Dubbed by respected broadcaster John Humphreys as: “The Ranulph Fiennes of British Climbing”, Andy Kilpatrick is gearing up to share his “higher education” from forty years of climbing in his latest live show “Psychovertical”. Kilpatrick’s date at Lighthouse, Poole on Friday 2 February 2018 kicked off a 28-stop tour around Britain, where he shared the inside track on his many thrilling adventures over the last four decades.
The popular mountaineer, climber and winter specialist has conquered some of the word’s most harrowing routes and rock faces single-handed and has built quite the reputation for his writing and story-telling.
Unique to Andy’s approach is that he has steered clear of the big-title thriller adventures – the quests up Everest, round-the-world sailing trips etc, instead setting himself personal climbing challenges to push him to his own limits.
The Psychovertical tour was based on Kirkpatrick’s popular first book of the same name and drew on his passion for big wall climbing and winter challenges, often scaling vertical faces over 1000 metres, in temperatures that can fall to minus 30 degrees. He’s scaled Yosemite’s El Capitan and the Reticent Wall, each time pushing the challenge – and himself – to the brink.
If you didn’t catch this latest tour, take a look at the trailer and be inspired to pursue your own personal goals by someone who has gone to great lengths to smash so many of his.