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Cold Wars: Climbing the Fine Line Between Risk and Reality

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In this brilliant sequel to his award-winning debut, Psychovertical, Andy Kirkpatrick has achieved his life's ambition to become one of the world's leading climbers. 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...

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Overview

In this brilliant sequel to his award-winning debut, Psychovertical, Andy Kirkpatrick has achieved his life's ambition to become one of the world's leading climbers. 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, Cold Wars is another gripping account of modern adventure.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594857430
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 9/28/2012
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6

Preface 9

Prologue Yosemite 11

1 Dru 27

2 Lafaille 41

3 Black Dog 59

4 FitzRoy 69

5 Mermoz 85

6 Park 99

7 Fear 105

8 Xmas 119

9 Troll 127

10 Hard 137

11 Troll II 145

12 Breathing 161

13 Lesueur 167

14 Sheep 183

15 Diamond 191

16 Post 211

17 Charlie 217

18 Grounded 233

19 Magic 239

Climbing 101 265

Glossary 268

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