Touching the Void. Confounding the cynics who thought thefilm industry could never do a crediblejob of depicting the irrational 'sport' of climbing, Joe Simpson . Heinemann is a registered trademark of Harcourt Education, used under licence. Touching the Void. Joe Simpson. 1. Joe and Simon wanted to find a mountain. Touching the Void is a book by Joe Simpson, recounting his and Simon Yates's disastrous and nearly fatal climb of the 6,metre (20, foot) Siula.

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PDF | On Jul 1, , Bernie Carter and others published Touching the Back in in a remote part of the Peruvian Andes, Joe Simpson. Joe Simpson and his climbing partner, Simon Yates, had just reached the top of a foot peak in the Andes when disaster struck. Simpson plunged off the. preface of a book called 'Touching the Void' by Joe Simpson, and I am going to talk So Joe Simpson and his friend Simon Yates, in their twenties (I think they.

Exhausted and suffering from hypothermia , Yates dug himself a snow cave to wait out the storm.

The next day, Yates carried on descending the mountain by himself. When he reached the crevasse he realized the situation that Simpson had been in and what had happened when he cut the rope. After calling for Simpson and hearing no reply, Yates made the assumption that Simpson had died and so continued down the mountain alone.

Simpson, however, was still alive. When Simpson regained consciousness, he discovered that the rope had been cut and realized that Yates would presume that he was dead.

He therefore had to save himself.

It was impossible for Simpson to climb up to the entrance of the crevasse because of the overhanging ice and his broken leg. Therefore, his only choice was to lower himself deeper into the crevasse and hope that there was another way out. After lowering himself, Simpson found another small entrance and climbed back onto the glacier via a steep snow slope.

This involved navigating the glacier which was scattered with more crevasses and the moraines below. Exhausted and almost completely delirious, he reached base camp only a few hours before Yates intended to leave the base camp and return to civilization. Simpson's survival is widely regarded by mountaineers as amongst the most amazing pieces of mountaineering lore.

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April 8, Edited by Clean Up Bot. But Joe Simpson, a mountaineer whose book details an agonising crawl down a Peruvian mountain with a shattered leg has become embroiled in an unseemly row with pupils who abused him online.

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