Climber Andy’s inspiring talk

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INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed Yorkshire mountaineer and author Andy Kirkpatrick is in Sheffield on Monday, November 28, to talk about his life of challenge.

Andy will be at the Foundry at The University of Sheffield Students’ Union in Western Bank as part of the Students’ Union autumn season of Flash events.

Hull-born Andy has a reputation for seeking out climbing routes where the danger is real and the return is questionable, pushing himself on some of the hardest walls and faces in the Alps and around the world.

Even though he has dyslexia which went undiagnosed until the age of 19, he has become an award-winning writer and will be talking about his new book, Cold Wars during his evening at the Foundry.

The book charts the period of his career where he became drawn into increasingly high-risk climbs, including a 15-day winter ascent of the Dru in the Alps and the first winter ascent of the East face of Mermoz in Patagonia.

The event is open to members of the public, begins at 7.30pm, and tickets cost £9.50 or £6.50 for concessions including NUS.

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