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Andrew Kirkpatrick is a British mountaineer, award-winning author and film-maker, TV and movie safety advisor, and monologist. He is best known as a big wall climber, having scaled Yosemite's El Capitan 30+ times, including five solo ascents, and two one day ascents, as well as climbing in Patagonia, Alaska, Africa and Antarctica. He has also crossed Greenland by ski and sailed down Willy Wonka's chocolate river with Johnny Depp. The Psycho Vertical podcasts cover everything from climbing mountains and mental health, to making a living as a creative and overcoming the hurdles of life.

Psychovertical Andy Kirkpatrick

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Andrew Kirkpatrick is a British mountaineer, award-winning author and film-maker, TV and movie safety advisor, and monologist. He is best known as a big wall climber, having scaled Yosemite's El Capitan 30+ times, including five solo ascents, and two one day ascents, as well as climbing in Patagonia, Alaska, Africa and Antarctica. He has also crossed Greenland by ski and sailed down Willy Wonka's chocolate river with Johnny Depp. The Psycho Vertical podcasts cover everything from climbing mountains and mental health, to making a living as a creative and overcoming the hurdles of life.

    EP - 44 On the Beach

    EP - 44 On the Beach

    In this week's episode, Andy Kirkpatrick catches up, and talks about climbing holidays.

    Instagram: @andy_k_climbing

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    EP-43 Denali Advice

    EP-43 Denali Advice

    In this week's episode, Andy Kirkpatrick gives his thoughts on climbing Denali and general expedition advice.
    Instagram: @andy_k_climbing
    Substack: andykirkpatrick.substack.com
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    EP - 42 Interview with Pete Kirkpatrick

    EP - 42 Interview with Pete Kirkpatrick

    In this weeks episode, Andy Kirkpatrick talks to RAF mountain rescue legend Pete Kirkpatrick (his dad), about a charmed life.

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    EP-41 Q&A, sweat, piss and glasses

    EP-41 Q&A, sweat, piss and glasses

    Andy Kirkpatrick takes some questions.
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    EP-40 Q&AB Thoughts on belaying

    EP-40 Q&AB Thoughts on belaying

    Andy Kirkpatrick talks about the ups and downs of belaying.
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    • 59 min
    EP - 39 Q&A Leeper hooks, bounce testing and shunt issues

    EP - 39 Q&A Leeper hooks, bounce testing and shunt issues

    Andy Kirkpatrick talks about using Leeper cams hooks for protection, bounce testing and issues around the shunt.


    Top Rope Solo with Petzl Shunt CAN Kill You - the Scorpion CatchRappelling HacksMusic by Pogo
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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Benvan13 ,

Tons of useful info

Andy has tons of information. On my way to yosemite I listened to him talk about the differences between each type of aid hook for an hour. If you ever want to get into the nitty gritty of xyz climbing gear or technique, this is a fantastic podcast.

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I keep listening to this podcast but I don’t know why

Ostensibly about climbing, but only rarely. I listen to every episode when they come out, even though Andy rambles a lot and can be very unfocused. I think this is why I like it. It is raw and honest. My wife and daughter hate this podcast, but they are American. I’m English, so have better taste.

Jo Rho ,

Honest, knowledgeable and hilarious!

Just listen and read his website and books if you want to learn about climbing, he has a wealth of knowledge that he shares freely, as well as many opinions laced with humor about life in general.

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