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Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival
Touching the Void The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival
Author: Joe Simpson
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...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060730550
ISBN-10: 0060730552
Publication Date: 1/2004
Pages: 224
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4.1 stars, based on 101 ratings
Publisher: Perennial Currents
Book Type: Paperback
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A real nail bitter, couldn't put it down, why do people do these kind of things book.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is an incredible story of survival, friendship, difficult choices, and ultimately of a love of life. Against all odds Joe Simpson survives not one, but 2 falls in the Peruvian Mountains. With a broken leg he makes his way miles down the mountain, across a glacier, and then across a desolate landscape to safety. The most compelling part of the story is how he and his partner make decisions with far-reaching consequences and how they remain friends to this day.
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I had dreams of white, deadly mountains, and narrow, gaping chasms.

Great (true) story-telling! I love the excerpts from the other players, where you get to see the story from both sides.
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This is a well written book about an incredible journey of a life and death climbing accident. While I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I think it is fair to warn other readers that it certainly does contain a lot of terms and vocabulary that might only be familiar to someone who knows climbing. This did have a glossary in the back that helps, but it can still be a bit of a challenge if you do not know the vernacular, but still worth a read!
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Amazing and often horrifying true-life account of two mountain climbers who get into trouble at 21,000 feet in the Andes. Will one leave the other behind?
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great, inspiration story. Me and my kids loved reading this one!
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Harrowing story of survival, when left for dead.
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I had trouble putting this book down, I was on the edge of my seat!


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