A souful new twist on climbing literature, the stories in Sharper Edges span two decades of climbing adventures, BASE jumping and family life. With frankness , philosophy and deadpan humour, Andy de Klerk takes the reader on the end of a rope into his world of extreme danger, friendship and, heartache and loss.
From the snowy peaks of the world’s toughest mountains, to leaping off cliffs, to the birth of his children, this feisty world legend ventures where no climbing writer has gone before to reflect on love, family and changes. Written with an energy, warmth and intimacy that reflects his passion for the wilderness, adrenaline and the people he loves, Andy de Klerk offers a profound insight into life on the edge in places most of us will never venture.
Andy de Klerk is a world-renowned rock climbing , alpinist, skydiver and BASE jumper. At the age of 21 he turned down a Rhodes Scholarship to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University to go climbing instead. He has no regrets. He lives Scarborough, on a southern tip of South Africa, with his wife four children and three dogs. He is glad to be alive.