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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

First-ever El Cap all-free rope-solo in a day by Pete Whittaker

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15/11/2016

Find out what it takes to become the first person to make an all-free (i.e. not using aid techniques) rope solo ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite in a day. Pete Whittaker tells us how he did it, despite only just learning the necessary techniques, and Andy Kirkpatrick explains why it's so amazing.
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INTERNATIONAL

On a Moonlight mission

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17/03/2014

One Show presenter Alex Jones landed in Zion National Park, Utah last week and has spent the weekend preparing to climb the epic Moonlight Buttress with top climber Andy Kirkpatrick.
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INTERNATIONAL

Andy Kirkpatrick: the boss at the bottom of the world

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24/02/2014

Over Christmas, Andy Kirkpatrick summited a new route on Ulvetanna, a formidable 2,930m mountain in eastern Antarctica. During the ascent, Andy had to train the Norwegian team of a skier, two base jumpers, a sports and ice climber, and a camerawoman in big walling techniques. We caught up with him to find out more.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Ella Kirkpatrick: on climbing El Cap

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11/02/2013

Ella Kirkpatrick’s story of becoming the youngest girl to climb El Cap was shown on Children's BBC in February. We caught up with her to find out more.
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INTERNATIONAL

Kirkpatrick makes first calendar winter ascent on Troll Wall

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04/02/2013

Andy Kirkpatrick, climbing with Norwegians Tormod Granheim and Aleksander Gamme, have completed the first true calendar winter ascent of Suser Gjennom Harryland on Norway's notorious Troll Wall.
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INTERNATIONAL

Parnell and Kirkpatrick in Patagonia

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03/08/2007

Ian Parnell and Andy Kirkpatrick's adventures in Patagonia are underway as they attempt be the first people to accomplish a winter ascent of Torre Egger.
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GENERAL

Psychovertical - tall tales from the edge

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09/01/2007

After doing 14 sell-out gigs in picture house cinemas this summer Andy Kirkpatrick is taking his audio-visual show on the road around the UK early in 2007.
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GENERAL

Kirkpatrick: Silencing the lamb

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22/05/2005

I was stopping off at my dad’s house just outside Llanrwst, and with no kids to wake me I slept until eight, then woke him up to see if he wanted to go climbing before I drove home.
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INTERNATIONAL

Kirkpatrick: Power cut

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02/03/2004

It was light when we woke below Longs Peak. Not great when you’d meant to wake at 5am for a very long day, when days weren’t that long to begin with.
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GENERAL

Kirkpatrick: Madman

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02/11/2003

Tired and not looking forward to the long drive back from London to Sheffield, I hurriedly packed away my steaming slide projector; keen to be off now the lecture was over.
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