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Length: 74 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 1444 KB
  • Print Length: 74 pages
  • Publisher: Akreative; 1 edition (July 16, 2012)
  • Publication Date: July 16, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008LZRO0A
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'I haven't climbed Everest, skied to the poles, or sailed single-handed around the world. The goals I set out to accomplish aren't easily measured or quantified by world records or 'firsts.' The reasons I climb, and the climbs do, are about more than distance or altitude, they are about breaking barriers within myself.'

Andy Kirkpatrick was born and raised on a council estate in Hull, one of the UK's flattest cities, and suffered from severe dyslexia, which went undiagnosed until he was 19. Thriving on this apparent adversity, Andy transformed himself into one of the world's most driven and accomplished climbers, and an award- winning writer.

The US magazine Climbing once described Andy as a climber with a 'strange penchant for the long, the cold and the difficult,' with a reputation for 'seeking out 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 beyond, sometimes with partners and sometimes alone.'
Andy's specialty is big wall climbing and winter expeditions, which involves pitting himself against a vertical climbs of over one thousand metres (almost three times as high as the Empire State Building), often in temperatures as low as minus 30C. Andy has scaled Yosemite's El Capitan - one of the most difficult rock walls in America - over ten times, including two solo ascents. One of these ascents was
a 12-day solo of the Reticent Wall, viewed at the time as perhaps the hardest climb of its type in the world. In 2002 he undertook one of the hardest climbs in Europe: a 15-day winter ascent of the West face of the Dru. This one thousand metre pillar pushed him and his partner to their limits and was featured in the award-winning film Cold Haul.
Andy has also taken part in three winter expeditions to Patagonia. The stories that Andy has brought back from these expeditions have become modern classics in the climbing world and have brought new meaning to the words 'epic' and 'cold.'

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This is the only specific book dedicated to these little guys I am aware of, so just for that it gets two stars. However, for $5.99 for an eBook, it should have much more. How about all kinds of photos clearly showing different hook placements and real world examples of the drawings? There should be at least 50 or more photos in this book. Cam hook placements alone could use 10-20. Andy is a prolific writer, but IMO needed to spend more time on this one. Drawings of hooks and a few ideas from personal experience about using them are fine; but what is here is worth, I'd say, about $1.99, not $5.99. I know Andy needs to finance all those fun climbing expeditions to scare himself silly, but ebooks should also provide real value. This one isn't worth the price.
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To write a book on on the art of hooking (that has nothing to do with a red light district) is amazing. I read both this book and Andy's treatise on pitons (Driven) and both are top notch. He more than covers these subjects. He really demonstrates his mastery of using hooks on a wall. Anybody who is into Aid Climbing will learn much from this book. I think this is the only book ever published in the English language dedicated to the different types and usage of hooks used in climbing. I have been doing this for the past several decades and I learned quite a bit from this book
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By Trisgo on January 28, 2016
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This is the third book I've read by Andy and I've loved them all. I get so tired of reading the same information over and over in other books, but his books contain info I haven't seen in other books. His books are great for intermediate and advanced climbers.
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Almost as good as driven, which I would give six stars if possible. This is the abc and 101 on hooking.
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Great read for an aspiring Aid climber. If you've ever wanted to be a hooker, this will help.
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