Climbing's answer to Swimming to Cambodiaâ€¨â€¨
Andy Kirkpatrick is one of the mountain world’s big hitters: two-time winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize for his books Psychovertical and Cold Wars, prolific writer, gear guru, filmmaker and, of course, a rather adventurous climber.
But it is through his stand up shows that Andy is probably best known to the public.â€¨â€¨
Using video, music and a unique sense of humour, Andy details one of the most treacherous mountain ranges in the world, giving the audience a taste of what it is like on expedition; from being trapped on mile-high summits in hurricane winds, buried by avalanche, or pushed close to hypothermia whilst lashed to the side of a mountain.
â€¨â€¨Filmed live at Stornoway in December 2008, this film packs a full-on 100 minutes of the very best of Andy tales and humour. It is quite simply hilarious.â€¨â€¨
'I’ve long been a fan of the film Swimming to Cambodia where Spalding Gray does his one man show – just him, a stage and some images. Maybe I’m up my own arse, but I thought I’d get Hot Aches to film one of the final shows I did on my tour.â€¨â€¨ I’m told this film is very funny, but I’ve never watched it, and probably never will, as I’m too scared that I’ll watch it and think “What a knob head!”.'â€¨â€¨ – Andy Kirkpatrick
'All in all a thumbs up from me. Andy Kirkpatrick live in your living room, at least you can be sure he won’t pee in your cup!' – UKClimbing.com
'This DVD got me through Afganistan.' – Unidentified British Soldier
About the Film
5 November 2013