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Touching the void

By: Simpson, Joe

Part of the Vintage classics series
0099511746 / 9780099511748
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20 cm 216 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
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Quiz No: 229113, Points 12.00, Book Level 6.30,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1988.

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 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.


BGA Autobiography: general, WSZG Climbing & mountaineering, WSZV Outdoor survival skills

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