An Interview with Andy Kirkpatrick on “Feeding the Addiction”

Are you addicted to climbing? And do you think your addiction is healthy?

Take a listen to this MTNmeister interview with Andy Kirkpatrick —British mountaineer, climber, public speaker, and award-winning author for his climbing literature. Andy boats ascents of difficult climbs, including the Reticent Wall on El Cap, the first winter ascent on the Troll Wall, and the South Ridge of Ultevanna in Antarctica.

You often have almost like post-traumatic stress when you come back to the real world. People just don’t get where you’ve been … You go into these places where the sheer fear before you set out is horrible. The only reason to set out is the way you’d beat yourself up if you didn’t do it because you were too weak.

– Andy Kirkpatrick

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