Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival

Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival

Joe Simpson


Joe Simpson and his mountaineering companion, Simon Yates, had simply reached the head of a 21,000-foot top within the Andes whilst catastrophe struck. Simpson plunged off the vertical face of an ice ledge, breaking his leg. within the hours that undefined, darkness fell and a snow fall raged as Yates attempted to reduce his good friend to defense. eventually, Yates was once pressured to chop the rope, moments prior to he might were pulled to his personal death.

The subsequent 3 days have been an impossibly grueling ordeal for either males. Yates, sure that Simpson was once lifeless, lower back to base camp fed on with grief and guilt over leaving behind him. Miraculously, Simpson had survived the autumn, yet crippled, ravenous, and seriously frostbitten was once trapped in a deep crevasse. Summoning massive reserves of actual and non secular energy, Simpson crawled over the cliffs and canyons of the Andes, attaining base camp hours prior to Yates had deliberate to leave.

How either males overcame the torments of these harrowing days is an epic story of worry, affliction, and survival, and a poignant testomony to unshakable braveness and friendship.

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