Storms of Silence
By (author) Joe Simpson
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Storms of Silence by Joe Simpson
Book DescriptionIn STORMS OF SILENCE Joe Simpson recalls the severe snowstorm which put an end to an attempt with four others on Gangchempo and the infection which forced him to abandon the climb on Cho Oyu in tibet. During that expedition he has a disturbing encounter with a party of political refugees and a 4-year-old boy fleeing across the Tibetan border. He becomes obsessed with stories of Chinese brutality in the old world Tibet they overran by force 40 years ago. He also begins to question the ethic of playing rich men's games in Third World countries, contributing little to the local people who endure a fearful struggle to survive. Oppression abroad makes him see mindless violence in his home town of Sheffield in a new light. The books ends with his first trip to the Andes in Peru since TOUCHING THE VOID.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099578116
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joe Simpson
Sound of Gravity, Hardback (September 2011)
As her hand slips from his grip, Patrick's life is shattered, forever changed. Trapped high on a stormbound mountain face in the icy depths of winter, the stricken young man is forced to fight for his life. Half a lifetime later, Patrick is freed from his self-imposed vigil when at last the mountain releases his heart-rending secret.
Annapurna, Paperback (March 2011)
In 1950, no mountain higher than 8,000 meters had ever been climbed. Maurice Herzog and other members of the French Alpine Club resolved to try. This book tells the story of the first conquest of Annapurna and the harrowing descent. It also includes 16 pages of photographs, which provides a visual record of this legendary expedition.
Touching the Void, Paperback (October 2008)
Presents an account of the author and Simon's (author's climbing partner) terrifying adventure in the Peruvian Andes. This book shows how the pair dealt with the psychological traumas. It not only tells the story of their survival but is a compelling testament of their friendship.
Summit Fever, Paperback (November 2005)» View all books by Joe Simpson
When poet the author was asked by Scottish mountaineer Mal Duff to join his ascent of the Mustagh Tower in the Karakoram Himalayas, he had a poor head for heights and no climbing experience whatsoever. This title tells about climbing.
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Author Biography - Joe Simpson
Joe Simpson won the Boardman Tasker Award and the NCR Award for Touching the Void, which received universal applause and was published in thirteen languages. His memoir, This Game of Ghosts, is also published by Vintage.
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