Sewing Project #1
Andy Kirkpatrick
Although I literally wrote the book on the subject, the dark art of rope soloing scares the shit out of me. A while back I joined the rope soloing Face…
Andy Kirkpatrick
Here’s a follow on freebie part from my book Down. It would be great if people could share these on their social media. The use of stopper knots, tied …
Andy Kirkpatrick
Hey Andy, I'm trying to figure out whether it's okay to bring up two seconds at once each on a single strand of Mammut 7.5mm Twilight (half+twin) rope.…
Andy Kirkpatrick
The third Oh Shit Award is another simple one and one that ties into my feature “The Problem with Skinny Singles’, the issue of how easy - and dangerou…
Andy Kirkpatrick
Here’s part two of the abseil knot section of my book Down. It would be great if people could share this as widely as possible. Inline Knots The follow…
Andy Kirkpatrick
The following is taken from my book Down, as well as the stripped-down Down-Core version. The aim of the Core version was simply to get the information…
Andy Kirkpatrick
Part three of The Bear Pit. Part 1 is here, and part 2 is here. The siren wailed as she ran through the dark empty streets, a child’s hand in each of h…
Andy Kirkpatrick
The issues arising from the widespread use of the thinnest single ropes.
Andy Kirkpatrick
I once gave a talk at a Sheffield school about skiing across Greenland. All the kids were tiny, and they sat at my feet. You can always tell the kids t…
Andy Kirkpatrick
The hindsight error
Andy Kirkpatrick
Here is the second instalment of The Bear Pit, with part one here. Stiff in his starched shirt the boss leaned over the new iron railings, rivets still…
Andy Kirkpatrick