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Andy Kirkpatrick

04 January 2009

Dead reconing

At the start of the hard climbing. Due to the deep snow and too much kit I’m totally spent. Got three emails from my son Ewen asking where I am and another from Karen hoping I’m safe. I think a phone a bad idea. As is having people who love you if your going to try stupid shit like this.

Starting this morning I put my solo belay device upside down. I didn’t even have the energy to sort my rack and in my mind the eiger stretched on to heaven.

Trying to solo the eiger has required all the skills and tricks i have.  But finally it comes down to knowing when you’re beat.  Its time to bail.


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