Cold Wars: Climbing the Fine Line Between Risk and Reality
Copyright: 2011, UK
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.272, 38 color 6 & bw photos, 20 drawings, blue cloth
Condition: signed, dj & cloth new
This is the brilliant sequel to Kirkpatrick’s Boardman-Tasker Award winning debut ‘Psychovertical’. Mountaineering stand-up Kirkpatrick has achieved his life’s ambition to become one of the world’s leading climbers, specializing in big wall aid climbing, winter expeditions, and suffering generally. Pushing himself to new extremes, he embarks on his toughest climbs yet – on big walls in the Alps and Patagonia – in the depths of winter. Kirkpatrick has more success, but the savagery and danger of these encounters comes at huge personal cost. Questioning his commitment to his chosen craft, Kirkpatrick is torn between family life and the dangerous path he has chosen. Written with his trademark wit and honesty, this is a gripping account of modern adventure. Now out of print in hardcover.
Winner 2012 Boardman-Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature.