Touching The Void, originally published in 1988 (Jonathan Cape).
In 1985, two young British adventurers (Joe Simpson and Simon Yates) set out to climb one of the toughest mountains in
America – the Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. Touching The Void is Joe Simpson's version
of their attempt to scale the west face of the mountain, which had never been
done before. Their story has become a classic of mountaineering literature.
It's a powerful tale of ambition, friendship, and the indomitable will to
survive in the face of impossible odds. Simpson's writing is clear, focused and
non-technical, and his rich eye for detail will leave readers on the edge of
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