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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 Siul One of my absolute favorite books it transcends the genreSome readers might be put off by talk of abseils carabineers and crampons but this is than a book about mountaineering this is a book about being human It speaks of mortally determination suffering hope and friendship Joe Simpson conveys what climbing is to reader whom has never be off asphalt what suffering is to the reader whom has never been off a cushion and what friendship is to the lonely This book will take you to Andes and back to the glacier and back and to hell and back; afterwards you'll be glad you went

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Touching the Void The True Story of One Man's Miraculous SurvivalA Grande in June 1985 A few days later Simon staggered into Base Camp exhausted and frost bitten with news that that Joe was deadWhat happened to Joe and how the pair dealt with t Joe Simpson and Simon Yates were young fearless and a little too careless when they attempted to climb a 21000 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 changeThey were enjoying their seclusion on the mountain until disaster struckJoe 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 life The cocky confident Joe suddenly has to face the terrorizing prospect of death and he's not ready to leave this earth just yetSimon Yates is a true friend as he attempts to lower Joe down the mountain Due to their carelessness they were out of food water and were now in danger of frostbite without warm drinks It was imperative that they climb down the mountain in the dark with flashlights before they succumbed to dehydration and cold Joe suffers from agonizing pain as Simon lowers him down the mountain and has plenty of time to think over all their mistakes with regret Surely their luck can't get any worseSimons lowers Joe off a cliff and into a crevasse unknowingly in the dark Joe is too far down the mountain to explain to Simon his precarious position as he hangs by a rope over the crevasse Simon doesn't have too many options left during a bitter snow storm as he is slowly being dragged down the mountain to his death In desperation he has to cut the rope as Joe plunges to his death into the crevasseMiraculously Joe absorbs the shock of falling 100 feet by landing in snow and lies helpless in the dark contemplating his end With the arrival of the morning sunshine he is able to assess his situation and form a plan There is no way he can climb out of the crevasse and no chance of rescue from Simon In desperation he begins to carefully lowers himself deeper into the crevasse as his only chance to survive since he can not face the prospect of a long slow deathWhat happens next is one of the most thrilling true survivor accounts I've ever read marveling at Joe's will to live How he is able to survive days without food or water as he slowly crawls his way back to the camp borders on miraculous Afterwards Simon Yates was to suffer much censure for cutting the rope in order to save his own life but I can't honestly blame him for his actionsSince I wasn't familiar with mountain climbing and therefore a lot of the terms used in this book things did bog down a bit as Joe describes all aspect of their climb in great detail Otherwise this book is an enjoyable and inspiring account of survival that I highly recommend

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EBOOK ↠ EPUB Touching the Void The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival ã 9780060730550 º 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 SiHe 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 friendshi 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 21000 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 themselvesThe uality 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 sticking closely to his story The depth of honesty on both men's part was particularly refreshing even though there were times I wanted to shake Simon for his lack of considerateness towards Joe's injury I'd recommend this book to any adventure loving adrenaline junkie40 stars