Touching the Void
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Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
Book DescriptionThis book is an illustrated account of the ascent of the west face of the 21,000ft peak, Siula Grande, in the Peruvian Andes. The author and his climbing partner, Simon Yates, achieved the summit in June 1985 before disaster struck. A few days later, Yates staggered into base camp, exhausted and frostbitten, to tell their non-climbing companion that Joe was dead. For three days Simon Yates, believing that he had caused his friend's death, suffered torment and guilt. However, a cry in the night led them to Joe, badly injured and delirious, crawling through the snow. Far from causing his friend's death, Simon had paradoxically saved his life when he cut the rope. What happened and how they dealt with the resulting psychological trauma is the subject of this book.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780224025454
(240mm x 158mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Jul-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author 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, 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)
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.
Sound of Gravity, Paperback (July 2004)» View all books by Joe Simpson
As her hand slips from his grip, Patrick's life is shattered, forever changed... This novel of love, loss and redemption tells a harrowing, dramatic and powerful tale of how a haunting split-second memory can change the course of a lifetime.
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