This Game of Ghosts by Joe Simpson
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This Game of Ghosts
By Joe Simpson

This Game of Ghosts

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This Game of Ghosts by Joe Simpson

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When Simon Yates cut the rope and sent his friend plummeting to an ordeal few mountaineers can have contemplated, the outcome was totally unpredictable. That Joe Simpson survived is a revelation of the power of the human spirit to overcome fear, pain and deprivation of almost unimaginable intensity. He did not expect to live it all over again - more than once. The first test was to write his award-winning account of the ordeal in Touching the Void. That meant dragging the terrifying experience out of the deeper shadows of his memory. Next another fall in the Himalayas crippled and almost broke him. He felt forced to test his nerve again and struggled on crutches to 20,000 feet on Pumori, near Everest. On his descent he heart that a young first-time climber had been killed by a chance rockfall. What sense could he make now of this game of ghosts that had claimed the lives of so many of his friends. In an attempt to find catharsis for his confused emotions he wrote this extraordinary memoir, in which he recalls the signposts directing him since childhood to measure fear and embrace the unknown.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099380115
ISBN-10: 0099380110
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 25-Aug-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Sound of Gravity by 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 by Joe Simpson 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 by Joe Simpson 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 by Joe Simpson Summit Fever, Paperback (November 2005)

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 is the author of several best-selling books, of which the first, Touching the Void, won both the NCR award and the Boardman Tasker Award. His later books are This Game of Ghosts - the sequel to Touching the Void - Storms of Silence, Dark Shadows Falling, The Beckoning Silence and one previous novel, The Water People.

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