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22 May 2020

Episode 19: Andy Kirkpatrick talks to Hazel Findlay

Andy Kirkpatrick talks to climber and coach Hazel Findlay. Hazel’s Website: https://www.hazel-findlay.com/ Music by Pogo

Episode 16: Andy Kirkpatrick: A Piece of Wood.

11 April 2020

Podcast: Episode 16: Andy Kirkpatrick: A Piece of Wood.

Climber, writer and monologist (Google it), Andy Kirkpatrick talks about writing. Music by Pogo

Episode 14: Andy Kirkpatrick: The Sea

07 April 2020

Podcast: Episode 14: Andy Kirkpatrick: The Sea

Climber, writer and monologist (Google it), Andy Kirkpatrick talks about writing. Audio from Kelly Cordes: https://kellycordes.com Music by Pogo

Episode 13: Andy Kirkpatrick: Partners, trash and obession

08 March 2020

Podcast: Episode 13: Andy Kirkpatrick: Partners, trash and obession

Climber, writer and monologist (Google it), Andy Kirkpatrick talks about trash, partners and obsessions.

HE#8: Stoves, lockers and climbing partners

02 March 2020

Podcast: HE#8: Stoves, lockers and climbing partners

On this episode, Andy talks about stoves for travel, auto lockers and finding partners. If you’d like to ask a question then contact Andy through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or his website.

HE#7: Warm Hands & Feet + Exped Communications

18 February 2020

Podcast: HE#7: Warm Hands & Feet + Exped Communications

On this episode, Andy talks about keeping your hands and feet warm, as well as communication technology.

Episode 12: Andy Kirkpatrick: Failure

13 February 2020

Podcast: Episode 12: Andy Kirkpatrick: Failure

Climber, writer and monologist (Google it), Andy Kirkpatrick talks about issues around failure. Music by Pogo

Higher Education #6: Tips, Questions and advice

11 February 2020

Podcast: Higher Education #6: Tips, Questions and advice

On this episode, Andy talks about mountain tents, VBL socks and anchors. If you’d like to ask a question then contact Andy through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or his website. Website: https://andy-kirkpatrick.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/psychovertical Music by Pogo

Mole Hills and Mountains

06 February 2020

Podcast: Mole Hills and Mountains

Climber, writer and monologist (Google it), Andy Kirkpatrick talks about access to the outdoors. Music by Pogo

Higher Education #5: Tips, Questions and advice.

04 February 2020

Podcast: Higher Education #5: Tips, Questions and advice.

On this episode, Andy talks about unsexy underwear, pee bottles and not getting your ropes in a twist. If you’d like to ask a question then contact Andy through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or his website. Website: https://andy-kirkpatrick.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/psychovertical Music by Pogo

Episode 10: Andy Kirkpatrick: Fear

30 January 2020

Podcast: Episode 10: Andy Kirkpatrick: Fear

Climber, writer and monologist (Google it), Andy Kirkpatrick talks about the fear of easy things. BBC FourThought: “Risky Play” BBC The Digital Human: “Friction” Music by Pogo

Higher Education #4

28 January 2020

Podcast: Higher Education #4

Love & rockets

26 January 2020

Podcast: Love & rockets

Climber, writer and monologist (Google it), Andy Kirkpatrick talks about the difficulties involved with loving a climber (or any obsessive).

Saved

20 January 2020

Opinion: Saved

Our house burnt down last year, and what the fire didn’t destroy was destroyed by the firemen/persons/. How did it start? Well, it was one of our tenants, who had been praying to God and left the candle burning (make of that what you will). We’d been renting the house out for years as we’ve been wondering around the world in search of better...

Episode 8: Andy Kirkpatrick: The Flame

17 January 2020

Q&A: Episode 8: Andy Kirkpatrick: The Flame

Climber, writer and monologist (Google it), Andy Kirkpatrick talks about how to help motivate people who have passion and drive while also trying to hold them back from killing themselves trying.

Raising Ships

16 January 2020

Opinion: Raising Ships

Sorry about radio silence (well for me!) of late, bug hunkered down putting the words and images together in Adobe Indesign, which of course is one of the last pieces of the book making puzzle, but which, only being 20% of the project, often takes 80% of the time (getting all those words and images corraled in one place). I often think doing layout...

Me and Bear, a love story

10 January 2020

Podcast: Me and Bear, a love story

Grafter

08 January 2020

900 second blog: Grafter

I just found this picture of my brother Robin, taken on the balcony of the flats we grew up in. Robin is two years younger than me and has always been a grafter, all three of us (I have a sister Joanne), having some kind of divine grafting spark (it wasn’t divine at all, it was just not wanting our kids growing up in a slum, or be dependant,...