Touching the Void

David Greig's Touching the Void premiered at Bristol Old Vic, Bristol in September 2018.

Author: David Greig

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571352251

Category: Drama

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In 1928 a journalist asked George Mallory why he wanted to climb Everest. Mallory said, 'Because it's there.' Joe Simpson's memoir Touching the Void, international bestseller and BAFTA-winning film, charts his struggle for survival on the perilous Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes aged twenty-five. Adapted for the stage by David Greig, Joe's story explodes into a bold theatrical fantasia. We discover the counter-cultural world of Alpine climbing and the sensual joy of the mountains; we bear witness to the appalling moment when Joe's climbing partner Simon Yates, battered by freezing winds and tethered to the injured Simpson, makes the critical decision to cut the rope. Tense, funny and inquisitive, Touching the Void explores the mind's extraordinarily rich reservoirs of strength and imagination when teetering on the edge of death. David Greig's Touching the Void premiered at Bristol Old Vic, Bristol in September 2018.

Touching the Void

The 25th Anniversary ebook, now with more than 50 images. 'Touching the Void' is the tale of two mountaineer’s harrowing ordeal in the Peruvian Andes.

Author: Joe Simpson

Publisher: Direct Authors

ISBN: 0957519303

Category: Sports & Recreation

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The 25th Anniversary ebook, now with more than 50 images. 'Touching the Void' is the tale of two mountaineer’s harrowing ordeal in the Peruvian Andes. In the summer of 1985, two young, headstrong mountaineers set off to conquer an unclimbed route. They had triumphantly reached the summit, when a horrific accident mid-descent forced one friend to leave another for dead. Ambition, morality, fear and camaraderie are explored in this electronic edition of the mountaineering classic, with never before seen colour photographs taken during the trip itself.

Touching the Void 2003

A film documenting the story of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, two mountaineers who set off to scale the hitherto unclimbed West Face Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. The descent turns into a desperate fight for survival.

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A film documenting the story of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, two mountaineers who set off to scale the hitherto unclimbed West Face Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. The descent turns into a desperate fight for survival.

This Game of Ghosts

This is a compelling work of adventure and introspection that will hold both moutaineers and armchair travelers spellbound.

Author: Joe Simpson

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898864601

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 330

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When mountain climber Simon Yates cut the rope and sent his friend and climbing partner Joe Simpson plummeting to an ordeal few mountaineers can have contemplated, the outcome was totally unpredictable. That Simpson survived his experience on Peru's Siula Grande is a revelation of the power of the human spirit to overcome fear, pain and deprivation of almost unimaginable intensity. He did not expect to live it all over again - more than once. The first test was to write his award-winning account of the ordeal in Touching the Void. That meant dragging the terrifying experience out of the deeper shadows of his memory. Next, another fall in the Himalaya crippled and almost broke him. He felt forced to test his nerve again, and struggled on crutches to 20,000 feet on Pumori, near Everest. On his descent he heard that a young, first-time climber had been killed by a chance rockfall. What sense could he make now of this game of ghosts that had claimed the lives of so many of his friends over the years he had been climbing, while he had survived so many events that should have meant certain death? In an attempt to find catharsis for his confused emotions he wrote this e xtraordinary memoir, revealing his early ife and his fifteen years of climbing on three continents, before and after the life-changing experience of Siula Grande. His gripping story recounts, with total honesty, experiences that range from hilarious to poignant to nearly unbelievable. Here are the signposts that have directed him since childhood to measure fear and embrace the unknown. He wonders about the luck or the choices along the way that have caused the loss of so many climbing friends: Ghosts everywhere I look, all Isee are ghosts - or perhaps I am the ghost, a spectre of my past, standing in the rubble of my present, anxiously awaiting the future. This is a compelling work of adventure and introspection that will hold both moutaineers and armchair travelers spellbound.

The Beckoning Silence

Joe Simpson has experienced a life filled with adventure but marred by death.

Author: Joe Simpson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099422433

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Joe Simpson has experienced a life filled with adventure but marred by death. He has endured the painful attrition of climbing friends in accidents, calling into question the perilously exhilarating activity to which he has devoted his life. Probability is inexorably closing in. The tragic loss of a close friend forces a momentous decision upon him. It is time to turn his back on the mountains that he has loved. Never more alive than when most at risk, he has come to see a last climb on the hooded, mile-high North Face of the Eiger as the cathartic finale. In a narrative which takes the reader through extreme experiences, from an avalanche in Bolivia, ice-climbing in the Alps and Colorado and paragliding in Spain - before his final confrontation with the Eiger - Simpson reveals the inner truth of climbing, exploring both the power of the mind and the frailties of the body. The subject of his new book is the siren song of fear and his struggle to come to terms with it.


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Against The Wall

Simon Yates is 'the one who cut the rope' in Joe Simpson's award-winning account of their epic struggle for survival in Touching the Void. Afterwards, Yates continued mountaineering on the hardest routes.

Author: Simon Yates

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409020282

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Simon Yates is 'the one who cut the rope' in Joe Simpson's award-winning account of their epic struggle for survival in Touching the Void. Afterwards, Yates continued mountaineering on the hardest routes. Perhaps the most testing of all was one of the world's largest vertical rockfaces, the 4, 000-ft East Face of the Central Tower of Paine in Chile. Battered by ferocious storms and almost crippled with fear just below the summit, Yates and his three companions are forced into a nightmare retreat. After resting in a nearby town, they return to complete the climb, but Yates knows he still has to face one of life's greatest challenges...

The New Yorker

"Touching the Void" and "Crimson Gold. " BY ANTHONY LANE Do not go and
see "Touching the Void" if you suffer from a fear of heights. Or a fear of death,
which amounts to the same thing. Or a fear of Peru. That was the destination of
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Newsweek

In “ Touching the Void , ” he ' s chosen to have actors Brendan Mackey and
Nicholas Aaron play Simpson and Yates . With the help of stunt doubles , they re
- create the climbers ' real - life ordeal . ( A third expedition member and
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The New Republic

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Film Review

Touching the Void One of the most incredible documentaries I have seen Torque
A swaggeringly macho , wafer - thin drama Torque. Tooth STARS Harry Enfield ,
Vinnie Jones , Stephen Fry , Sally Phillips , Yasmin Paige , Jerry Hall , Richard ...

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Dark Shadows Falling

The author offers a personal interpretation of the values of mountaineering by describing his own climbing experiences and relating them to the Mt. Everest deaths of May 1996

Author: Joe Simpson

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898865905

Category: Sports & Recreation

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The author offers a personal interpretation of the values of mountaineering by describing his own climbing experiences and relating them to the Mt. Everest deaths of May 1996

Media Review Digest

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Storms of Silence

In Storms of Silence Joe Simpson recalls the severe snowstorm which put an end to an attempt with four others on Gangchempo and the infection which forced him to abandon the climb on Cho Oyu in tibet.

Author: Joe Simpson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099578115

Category: Aggressiveness

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In Storms of SilenceJoe Simpson recalls the severe snowstorm which put an end to an attempt with four others on Gangchempo and the infection which forced him to abandon the climb on Cho Oyu in tibet. During that expedition he has a disturbing encounter with a party of political refugees and a 4-year-old boy fleeing across the Tibetan border. He becomes obsessed with stories of Chinese brutality in the old world Tibet they overran by force 40 years ago. He also begins to question the ethic of playing rich men's games in Third World countries, contributing little to the local people who endure a fearful struggle to survive. Oppression abroad makes him see mindless violence in his home town of Sheffield in a new light. The books ends with his first trip to the Andes in Peru since Touching the Void.

The Water People

Joe Simpson is the author of the mountaineering book, Touching the Void.

Author: Joe Simpson

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ISBN: 9780349103495

Category: English fiction

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A mixture of adventure story and mysticism, featuring two young men who go climbing in the Himalayas near the source of the sacred Ganges, searching for the meaning of life and death through water. Joe Simpson is the author of the mountaineering book, Touching the Void.

Law Society Journal

Dizzy heights and plunging depths Touching the Void , 106 mins , rated M ,
opens 24 June 2004 . By MICHELE ASPREY , Lawyer son and Yates on the
expedition . We know they both survived the ordeal , because Macdonald also
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