The long term impact of offshoring
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The mesh insole is a little-understood item of equipment or accessory, but one that can have a profound effect on your foot comfort in extreme…
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After a baby birthing hiatus, here’s a new podcast:

November 2022

The news of an eight-year-old climbing El Cap (well, jumaring El Cap), brought back a few memories from climbing El Cap with my Daughter when she was…
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October 2022

A few people have asked why I stopped taking money from my paid subscribers, which seems counterproductive to the Kirkpatrick bank balance, especially…
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The post I did last week about suicide had a lot of responses, as it’s an increasingly dark feature of modern life (you could even view it as an…
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Big wall climbing is perfect - if super tough - adaptive adventure, and I’ve climbed El Cap with climbers who have been blind and climbers who are…
I had an email yesterday from someone about the use of the idea that suicide was a fuck you to both life as well as the people who loved you, as it…
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September 2022

Sorry for the lack of content of late. If anyone has listened to my latest podcast you’ll know I’ve somehow got yet another child on the way. More…
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Someone emailed the other day asking what my opinion was on Camp Tri-Cams, having read something I’d published back in 2008, which was probably cut and…
In all the din of attention grabbing social media shite, marketing and brands piggy backing on the back of climbing, and the outdoor lifestyle thing…
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Someone's got to write books, why not us?
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