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Touching the Void
- By Joe Simpson
- The Boardman Tasker Prize For Mountain Literature 1998
- Paperback (Paperback)
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- Published: 2nd Oct 2008
- ISBN: 0099511746
- Pages: 224
- Size: 198mm x 129mm
From the Publisher:
"Touching 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 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 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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