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Offline johnmac

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Andy Kirkpatrick's Zodiac climb
« on: July 06, 2010, 10:53:54 am »
Andy posted this earlier this morning ... a nice piece of writing about his speed solo ascent of Zodiac...

http://www.andy-kirkpatrick.com/blog/view/letter_from_america_closer/

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Re: Andy Kirkpatrick's Zodiac climb
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010, 01:18:53 pm »
Bump for a great piece of writing...

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Re: Andy Kirkpatrick's Zodiac climb
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2010, 06:46:34 am »
It's pretty good, huh?

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Re: Andy Kirkpatrick's Zodiac climb
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010, 03:26:10 pm »
Really good.. 

i like the cathedral in his head bit:

"I knew my mind had space free of tiredness in which I could operate, and I visualized a citadel within it, an impregnable fortress in which my core function was safe from sleep - everything else; memory, desire and dreams was consumed by the darkness. This skeleton crew of still firing neurons got moving and down I went, got my stuff and jugged back, flaking out on the ledge as soon as I got there, my legs in my rope bag, a bothy bag my only insulation, so tired I slept still attached my my jumars to the rope."

Thanks for the link..

I read some others - The one called short fix is fun as well..

take air,
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Re: Andy Kirkpatrick's Zodiac climb
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2010, 04:49:50 pm »
Seems to me from reading one of his books and this article, that he is the master of the self induced epic.