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Description - The Beckoning Silence by Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson has experienced a life filled with adventure but marred by death. He has endured the painful attrition of climbing friends in accidents, calling into question the perilously exhilarating activity to which he has devoted his life. Probability is inexorably closing in. The tragic loss of a close friend forces a momentous decision upon him. It is time to turn his back on the mountains that he has loved. Never more alive than when most at risk, he has come to see a last climb on the hooded, mile-high North Face of the Eiger as the cathartic finale. In a narrative which takes the reader through extreme experiences, from an avalanche in Bolivia, ice-climbing in the Alps and Colorado and paragliding in Spain - before his final confrontation with the Eiger - Simpson reveals the inner truth of climbing, exploring both the power of the mind and the frailties of the body. The subject of his new book is the siren song of fear and his struggle to come to terms with it.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099422433
ISBN-10: 0099422433
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 131mm x 20mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson was born in India in 1960. His career as a climber and mountaineer has taken him all over the world and tackled some of its most dangerous and difficult slopes. He is the survivor of numerous life-threatening injuries incurred during his expeditions, which he recounts in his award-winning books. He lives in Sheffield.

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