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Touching The Void

Joe Simpson

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Vintage
06 March 1998
The story of this nail-biting struggle for survival in the Peruvian Andes is a mountaineering classic.

The book behind the BAFTA award-winning film.

Winner of the NCR Award for non-fiction and the Boardman Tasker award.

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 the summit of the remote Siula Grande in June 1995. A few days later, Simon staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frost-bitten, with news that that Joe was dead.

What happened to Joe, and how the pair dealt with the 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 friendship.
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Imprint:   Vintage
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   181g
ISBN:   9780099771012
ISBN 10:   0099771012
Pages:   176
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Joe Simpson is the author of several best-selling books, of which the first,Touching the Void, won both the NCR award and the Boardman Tasker Award. His later books are This Game of Ghosts - the sequel to Touching theVoid -, Storms of Silence, Dark Shadows Falling, The Beckoning Silence and a novel, The Water People.

Reviews for Touching The Void

A brilliant, vivd, gripping, heart-stopping account of their terrifying adventure... Superbly written * Sunday Express * One of the absolute classics of mountaineering...a document of psychological, even philosophical witness of the rarest compulsion -- George Steiner * Sunday Times * On every level it is an outstanding literary achievement * Independent * A quite extraordinary and moving book...Touching the Void touches the Great Questions in an understated yet utterly compelling way * Guardian * A truly astonishing account of suffering and fortitude...the narrative acquires an irresistible force, carrying all before it * Sunday Times *


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