[PDF / Epub] ☀ Touching the Void Author Joe Simpson – Alwaysonltd.co.uk

Touching the Void Long, long ago, I used to play pool in the Broadfield pub in Sheffield I used to play another bloke regularly, nice guy if a bit irascible at times and, one day, he asked me what I did Writer, I said, but unsuccessful Oh, he said I ve written a book too Published It s not doing too badly He seemed like an interesting bloke, intelligent, given to philosophising, had seen a bit of the world as a mountain climber, so I thought I d give it a shot as much out of politeness as anyth I never really understood what there was to debate in the big debate surrounding Touching the Void.Joe Simpson and Simon Yates made the first ascent on the west face of Siula Grande in 1985 but ran into some serious trouble coming back down A storm kicked up, and Simpson fell on the ice, driving his tibia through his knee His leg was a serious mess, and the pair tried to descend as fast as they could with the bad weather getting worseon that later.They made their descent with Yates h I never really understood what there was to debate in the big debate surrounding Touching the Void.Joe Simpson and Simon Yates made the first ascent on the west face of Siula Grande in 1985 but ran into some serious trouble coming back down A storm kicked up, and Simpson fell on the ice, driving his tibia through his knee His leg was a serious mess, and the pair tried to descend as fast as they could with the bad weather getting worseon that later.They made their descent with Yates helping Simpson the best he could until Simpson slipped over a cliff and found himself dangling in mid air over a crevasse Yates held onto Simpson from a crumbl Joe Simpson And His Climbing Partner, Simon Yates, Had Just Reached The Top Of A 21,000 Foot Peak In The Andes When Disaster Struck Simpson Plunged Off The Vertical Face Of An Ice Ledge, Breaking His Leg In The Hours That Followed, Darkness Fell And A Blizzard Raged As Yates Tried To Lower His Friend To Safety Finally, Yates Was Forced To Cut The Rope, Moments Before He Would Have Been Pulled To His Own Death.The Next Three Days Were An Impossibly Grueling Ordeal For Both Men Yates, Certain That Simpson Was Dead, Returned To Base Camp Consumed With Grief And Guilt Over Abandoning Him Miraculously, Simpson Had Survived The Fall, But Crippled, Starving, And Severely Frostbitten Was Trapped In A Deep Crevasse Summoning Vast Reserves Of Physical And Spiritual Strength, Simpson Crawled Over The Cliffs And Canyons Of The Andes, Reaching Base Camp Hours Before Yates Had Planned To Leave.How Both Men Overcame The Torments Of Those Harrowing Days Is An Epic Tale Of Fear, Suffering, And Survival, And A Poignant Testament To Unshakable Courage And Friendship. Joe Simpson and Simon Yates were young, fearless and a little too careless when they attempted to climb a 21,000 peak in the Andes They were tired of their climbs in the Alps with all the traffic and thought a secluded climb in a beautiful setting would be a welcome change.They were enjoying their seclusion on the mountain until disaster struck.Joe Simpson suffers a serious fall and breaks his leg on the top of the mountain He is completely helpless and wholly dependent on Simon to save his l Joe Simpson and Simon Yates were young, fearless and a little too careless when they attempted to climb a 21,000 peak in the Andes They were tired of their climbs in the Exciting Yes This is the quintessential survival story, and it is true In 1985 Joe Simpson and Simon Yates decide to climb the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes I am no mountaineer, but even I could spot some of their errors The book focuses on moral issues too view spoiler A prime one being that Simon cuts the rope between him and Joe, remember Joe is the author, causing Joe to fall into a deep crevasse Simon takes Joe for dead and retur okay i am still not going to climb any mountains, at least not any that are covered with glaciers and are over 10K feet but what really got me about this story, what deeply deeply moved me to a new understanding of human endurance, was not that he climbed the peruvian andes, suffered sub zero temperatures huddled in a dugout snow cave, got frostbitten digits, put his life in his climbing partner s hands, or alternately held his climbing partner s life in his own hands, or that he shattered his okay i am still not going to climb any mountains, at least not any that are covered with glaciers and are over 10K feet but what really got me about this story, what deeply deeply moved me to a new understanding of human endurance, was not that he climbed the peruv By the time I reach the last page I recalled I heard myself screaming Man, this dude is really something Edaaaaaan An unbelievable and gripping story about survival and never say die spirit at its bestPOSSIBLY SPOILERSJoe Simpson dan sahabatnya, Simon Yates melakukan pendakian gunung Siula Grande 6.300m dpl dipegunungan Andes, Peru Setelah berhasil mencapai puncak dan dalam perjalanan menuruni gunung Joe terperosok sehingga kakinya patah Suatu kondisi yang bisa dianggap vonis mati digunun By the time I reach the last page I recalled I heard myself screaming Man, this dude is really something Edaaaaaan An unbelievable and gripping story about survival and never say die spirit at its bestPOSSIBLY SPOILERSJoe Simpson dan sahabatnya, Simon Yates melakukan pendakian gunung Siula Grande 6.300m dpl dipegunungan Andes, Peru Setelah berhasil mencapai puncak dan dalam perjalanan menuruni gunung Joe terperosok sehingga kakinya This book operates on two speeds fast and faster If I hadn t been reading several other books at the same time, it would have been a one or two day read with its scanty 174 pages The story takes place on Peru s 21,000 foot Siula Grande, a peak in the Andes Mountain range Joe Simpson and his climbing partner, Simon Yates, are alone on the mountain when disaster strikes and Joe slips, falls and fractures his leg Plenty of excitement follows, but I will leave mention of any details for readers This book operates on two speeds fast and faster If I hadn t been reading several other books at the same time, it would have been a one or two day read with its scanty 174 pages The story takes place on Peru s 21,000 foot Siula Grande, a peak in the Andes Mountain range Joe Simpson and his climbing partner, Simon Yates, are alone on the mountain when disaster strikes and Joe slips, falls and fractures his leg Plenty of excitement follows, but I will leave mention of any details for readers to discover for themselves.The quality of Simpson s writing impressed me considering he doesn t appear to have any formal training Its not that it blew me away, but he stays away from the annoying pitfalls that many memoir writers fall into by stick One of my absolute favorite books, it transcends the genre.Some readers might be put off by talk of abseils, carabineers and crampons, but this isthan a book about mountaineering, this is a book about being human It speaks of mortally, determination, suffering, hope, and friendship Joe Simpson conveys what cli Joe Simpson had a remarkable experience totally of his whole making, but nevertheless the way he survived was pretty amazing Sadly, reading about it is a far less remarkable experience To enjoy the book, you may need to really know what a col is, what a moraine is and the dangers and qualities of three types of snow and countless types of ice.Essentially, it s one hundred pages of very, very detailed descriptions of climbing up a mountain who belayed when is covered in full detail, as Joe Simpson had a remarkable experience totally of his whole making, but nevertheless the way he survived was pretty amazing Sadly, reading about it is a far less remarkable experience To enjoy the book, you may need to really know what a col is, what a moraine is and the dangers and qualities of three types of snow and countless types of ice.Essentially, it s one hundred pages of very, very detailed descriptions of climbing up a mountain who belayed when is covered in full detail, as is when they stopped to make a brew Then on the way down, there s a bit of a cock up and one fella breaks his leg You then get fifty p


About the Author: Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson is the author of the bestselling Touching the Void, as well as four subsequent non fiction books published by The Mountaineers Books This Game of Ghosts, Storms of Silence, Dark Shadows Falling, and The Beckoning Silence The Beckoning Silence won the 2003 National Outdoor Book Award The other three published by The Mountaineers Books were all shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Awa Joe Simpson is the author of the bestselling Touching the Void, as well as four subsequent non fiction books published by The Mountaineers Books This Game of Ghosts, Storms of Silence, Dark Shadows Falling, and The Beckoning Silence The Beckoning Silence won the 2003 National Outdoor Book Award The other three published by The Mountaineers Books were all shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Award


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