One of the added joys of writing my book last year was that I had an excuse to contact many legendary names, people whose books I’d read and names I’d heard countless times but never met.
Here are the mountaineers that kindly contributed a piece of advice for the How To Climb An Unclimbed Mountain chapter:
Contributors of Top Tips
Sir Chris Bonington – Veteran of many Himalayan expeditions and significant first ascents
Paul Deegan – Who has been on expeditions to five continents including to a previously unclimbed mountain range in Central Asia
Martin Moran – British Mountain Guide and exploratory climber
Leo Houlding – A world class climber, alpinist, base jumper and adventurer
Simon Yates – Who has nearly 30 years experience on high mountains and is best known for climbing Siula Grande in Peru
Andy Parkin – Artist and climber who explores the mountain ranges of the world looking for first ascents, adventure and images.
Lindsay Griffin – Who has undertaken many exploratory expeditions to remote ranges and made dozens of first ascents
Alan Hinkes – The first Briton to climb the fourteen 8,000-metre peaks (the highest in the world)
Neil Laughton – Who has climbed the highest mountain on each of the seven continents
Roger Payne – Who has made over 20 expeditions to the high peaks of the world including first ascents on four continents.
Mick Fowler – Winner of the P’iolet d’Or Golden Ice Axe award and voted the ‘Mountaineer’s Mountaineer’
Andy Cave – Who has climbed many new and hard routes around the world and written two award winning books
A Day in the Life of a Mountaineer
Andy Kirkpatrick has been described as a climber with a penchant for the cold, the hard and the difficult. He specialises in winter expeditions and climbing big-walls – huge vertical faces that can take several days to ascend. He has climbed the notorious El Capitan in Yosemite over 15 times, spent two weeks climbing the West face of the Dru in winter – one of Europe’s hardest routes – and had several winters climbing in Patagonia. He has written three books, produced several DVDs and gives regular motivational speeches.
How to Get to the North Pole:
and Other Iconic Adventures
Newly published for April 2012