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Psychovertical

Psychovertical

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Published by Random House Publishing Group in London .
Written in English


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FormatE-book
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Open LibraryOL24282049M
ISBN 109781407009414, 9781407009445

  Psychovertical is the story of what happens to a nice lower-class kid with dyslexia who gains control over his circumstances by clinging to giant stone faces, thousands of feet in the air, for days at a time. In this case, Kirkpatrick uses his day solo climb of the Reticent Wall on California's El Capitan as the experience that helps him Brand: Mountaineers Books. “Psychovertical is a powerful if intensely personal book, well written, sometimes brilliantly so. It charts Kirkpatrick's fractured upbringing and subsequent escape to a .

Psychovertical is the story of what happens to a nice lower-class kid with dyslexia who gains control over his circumstances by clinging to giant stone faces, thousands of feet in the air, for days at a time. gallows humor, and honest, self-deprecating storytelling style. This book is a Boardman-Tasker Prize winner, which is recognition. Psychovertical changed the way people looked at climbing writing and literature – what do you think it was about the book that caused such a stir? Andy Kirkpatrick: Someone once said that Psychovertical was the best book he’d read, to which I replied ‘you need to read more books’.

  Psychovertical is a powerful if intensely personal book, well written, sometimes brilliantly charts Kirkpatrick's fractured upbringing and subsequent escape to a life of extreme climbing and close calls He is a clear, spare writer, and a highly visual : Andy Kirkpatrick. WINNER OF THE BOARDMAN TASKER PRIZE Metro magazine recently wrote that Andy Kirkpatrick makes Ray Mears look like Paris Hilton. Words like boldness, adventure and risk were surely coined especially for him. As one of the world's most accomplished mountaineers and big-wall climbers, he goes vertically where other climbers (to say nothing of the general public) .


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Psychovertical charts the life of Andy Kirkpatrick, from a happy life in rural Wales to the rough docks of Hull, a squat, a climbing shop and finally becoming realised as a climbing phenom. Throughout the book he steps back in time from a present moment then returns, weaving it all into a very clever and intriguing narrative/5(93).

Andy Kirkpatrick’s book Psychovertical is, despite its title and front-cover hype a compulsive read and re-read. Kirkpatrick, in his first book, manages a minor miracle: in measured and balanced writing, larded generously throughout with wit, self-deprecation Psychovertical book mordant humour that he keeps in fine check, he finds the perfect measure of.

Psychovertical was the perfect book to respark my interest in beardy men and their tales. AKp is personable, entertaining and descriptive. Psychovertical book really didn't want my time in his story to end, Psychovertical book he hasn't written another, so I didn't finish the last twelve pages for a while/5.

Psychovertical charts the life of Andy Kirkpatrick, from a happy life in rural Wales to the rough docks of Hull, a squat, a climbing shop and finally becoming realised as a climbing phenom.

Throughout the book he steps back in time from a present moment then returns, weaving it all into a very clever and intriguing narrative/5(93). `Psychovertical' is the excellent autobiographical book from Andy Kirkpatrick that quite rightly won the Boardman Trasker prize in It follows his life in climbing and is written in an accessible and engrossing way.

This follows the format of having alternate chapters, with one telling the story of his major climb `The Reticent' on the big /5(). We're incredibly excited to have the Psycho Vertical world premiere hosted by the wonderful team at Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. Andy and I will both be there and look forward to sharing the film after all these years of work, as well as doing some schmoozing of course.

`Psychovertical' is the excellent autobiographical book from Andy Kirkpatrick that quite rightly won the Boardman Trasker prize in It follows his life in climbing and is written in an accessible and engrossing way. This follows the format of having alternate chapters, with one telling the story of his major climb `The Reticent' on the big /5().

Psychovertical is the story of what happens to a nice lower-class kid with dyslexia who gains control over his circumstances by clinging to giant stone faces, thousands of feet in the air, for days at a time.

In this case, Kirkpatrick uses his day solo climb of the Reticent Wall on California's El Capitan as the experience that helps him understand how growing up poor and. In he undertook a day solo ascent of the Reticent Wall on El Capitan, one of the hardest solo climbs in the world.

This climb was the central theme of his first book Psychovertical, which won the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature. Cold Wars is his second book. Andy lives in Sheffield with his two s: 1. Get this from a library. Psychovertical. [Andy Kirkpatrick] -- "Words like boldness, adventure and risk were surely coined especially for Andy Kirkpatrick.

As one of the world's most accomplished mountaineers and big-wall climbers, he goes vertically where other. Andy Kirkpatrick. K likes. Latest Books Climbing Tips Unknown Pleasures Higher Education : K.

Andy Kirkpatrick has 16 books on Goodreads with ratings. Andy Kirkpatrick’s most popular book is Psychovertical. Get this from a library. Psychovertical. [Andy Kirkpatrick] -- Andy is one of the funniest Britain's top climbers and represents what is best in modern British climbing: boldness, innovation, sense of humour, irreverence, commitment, and an appetite for risk.

Directed by Jen Randall. With Andy Kirkpatrick. Based on his best-selling autobiography, Psycho Vertical is a study of the complex life and motivations of British writer, funny-man and unlikely hero-mountaineer, Andy Kirkpatrick, woven into an day solo ascent of El Capitan, Yosemite/10(1).

I read this book as an after thought, but so glad I did. Had me totally engaged the whole way through. Talking about his fears as he sits on El Cap. Brilliant read, I totally recommend this book to non climbers like my self. This book has made me want to go climbing.

Not an huge climbs like Andy. I'll start smaller maybe on a indoor climbing wall/5(20). ‎Psychovertical is the story of what happens to a nice lower-class kid with dyslexia who gains control over his circumstances by clinging to giant stone faces, thousands of feet in the air, for days at a time.

In this case, Kirkpatrick uses his day solo climb of /5(7). Psychovertical Psychovertical – Andy Kirkpatrick Product Description Climber Andy Kirkpatrick’s book is, by turns, gut-wrenching, entertaining and challenging. It will appeal to the adventurer in all of us.

WINNER OF THE BOARDMAN TASKER PRIZE Metro magazine recently wrote that Andy Kirkpatrick makes Ray Mears look like. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Psychovertical by Andy Kirkpatrick (paperback ) at the best online prices at.

"Psychovertical is a powerful if intensely personal book, well written, sometimes brilliantly so. It charts Kirkpatrick's fractured upbringing and subsequent escape to a life of extreme climbing and close calls Author: Andy Kirkpatrick. Kirkpatrick is only the third person to win the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature twice (Paul Pritchard and Jim Perrin being the other authors to win twice).

His first win was with his first book, Psychovertical in and his second with his book, Cold Wars: Climbing the fine line between risk and : 24 June (age 48), Hull, East Yorkshire. Book Condition:GOOD. We want your experience with World of Books to be enjoyable and problem free.

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