Touching the Void
By (author) Joe Simpson
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Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
Book DescriptionTouching the Void is the heart-stopping account of Joe Simpson's terrifying adventure in the Peruvian Andes. He and his climbing partner, Simon, reached the the summit of the remote Siula Grande in June 1995. A few days later, Simon staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frost-bitten, with news that that Joe was dead. What happened to Joe, and how the pair dealt with the psychological traumas that resulted when Simon was forced into the appalling decision to cut the rope, makes not only an epic of survival but a compelling testament of friendship.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099511748
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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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 two novels, The Water People and The Sound of Gravity.
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