Andy Kirkpatrick – Inappropriate Climbing
I do not think anyone would have guessed from the title of this lecture initially what the actual central theme would be. Although Andy used his comical stories, climbing and skiing adventures to tell the story, he was really talking about working through difficult periods of your life and that everyone has what he described as a ‘Superpower’. Having left school with no qualifications (due to the lack of understanding of dyslexia at the time) Andy has climbed, even soloed some of the hardest routes in the world whilst also becoming an award winning author and featuring in many documentaries. Hopefully the boys have been inspired to dream up their own adventures and came away with the understanding that everyone has a strength in life and this is important as the world needs different types of people.