Touching the Void : The True Story of One Man’s Miraculous Survival
by Joe Simpson
Editor: HARPER PERENNIAL
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Joe Simpson and his climbing partner, Simon Yates, who had just reached the 21000 feet of peak in the Andes Cordillera in case of disasterSimpson diving off the vertical face of an ice edge, breaking his legIn the hours that followed, at dusk, and a snowstorm raged as Yates tried to lower his friend to safetyFinally, Yates was forced to cut the rope, moments before he was reportedly pulled from his own deathThe three days were an incredibly exhausting ordeal for both men.Yates, some that Simpson had died, returned to base camp consumed by grief and guilt for abandoning himMiraculously, Simpson had survived the fall, but paralyzed, starving, and severely frozen was trapped in a deep crevasseInvocation of vast reserves of physical and spiritual strength, Simpson analyzed on cliffs and canyons of the Andes Cordillera, to join the base camp hours before Yates had planned to leaveHow the two men overcame the torments of those harrowing days is an epic tale of fear, suffering, and survival, and a poignant testament of unshakable courage and friendship.
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