Climbing's answer to Swimming to Cambodia
Andy Kirkpatrick is one of the mountain world’s big hitters: Winner of the Boardman-Tasker Award for his 2008 top selling book, Pyscho Vertical; prolific writer, gear guru, film maker and of course, a rather adventurous climber. But it is through his stand up shows that Andy is probably best known to the public.
Using video, music and a unique sense of humour, Andy details one of the most treacherous mountain ranges in the world, giving the audience a taste of what it is like on an expedition; being trapped on mile high summits in hurricane winds, buried by avalanche, or being pushed close to hypothermia whilst lashed to the side of a mountain.
Filmed live at Stornoway in December 2008, this DVD packs a full-on 100 minutes of the very best of Andy tale’s and humour. It is quite simply hilarious.
I’ve long been a fan of the film Swimming to Cambodia where Spalding Gray does his one man show, just him, a stage and some images. Maybe I’m up my own arse, but I thought I’d get Hot Aches to film one of the final shows I did on my tour.
I’m told this DVD is very funny, but I’ve never watched it, and probably never will, as I’m too scared that I’ll watch it and think “What a knob head”.
"All in all a thumbs up from me. Andy Kirkpatrick live in your living room, at least you can be sure he won’t pee in your cup!"
"This DVD got me through Afganistan"
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