Climber’s adventure on Cold Mountain

Andy Kirkpatrick

Andy Kirkpatrick

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WINTER expedition expert and big wall climber Andy Kirkpatrick will bring his own brand of comedic storytelling to the Buxton Adventure Festival.

After selling out dates across the UK, his acclaimed show Cold Mountain will be at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre on Wednesday, May 18.

Cold Mountain takes the audience on an adventure into Antarctica, where Andy arrived with the task of guiding a group of BASE jumpers to the top of one of the hardest mountains in the world. The physically, mentally and emotionally draining climb pushed at the very boundaries of what is possible in modern expedition climbing.

Andy specialises in big wall climbing and winter expeditions, pitting himself against vertical climbs of over 1000 metres and often in temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees.

Adventure cyclist Mike Howarth will be support speaker at this instalment of Buxton Adventure Festival. Mike pedalled from South America’s southernmost city, Usuhaia, weaving together a series of dirt roads, historic trails and singletrack to arrive in the Colombian capital of Bogota 16 months later.

Tickets for the talk cost £17.50. To book, contact www.buxtonadventurefestival.co.uk