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The Resource Touching the void, Joe Simpson

Touching the void, Joe Simpson

Label
Touching the void
Title
Touching the void
Statement of responsibility
Joe Simpson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 the rope, moments before he would have been pulled to his own death
  • The next three days were an impossibly grueling ordeal for both men. Yates, certain that Simpson was dead, returned to base camp consumed with grief and guilt over abandoning him. Miraculously, Simpson had survived the fall, but crippled, starving, and severely frostbitten was trapped in a deep crevasse. Summoning vast reserves of physical and spiritual strength, Simpson crawled over the cliffs and canyons of the Andes, reaching base camp hours before Yates had planned to leave
  • How both men overcame the torments of those harrowing days is an epic tale of fear, suffering, and survival, and a poignant testament to unshakable courage and friendship
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Simpson, Joe
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Simpson, Joe
  • Yates, Simon
  • Mountaineers
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountaineering
Label
Touching the void, Joe Simpson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: Great Britain : J. Cape, 1988
Bibliography note
Includes glossary of mountaneering terms (p. 216)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
885060
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First Perennial edition
Extent
218 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780060730550
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(Sirsi) 885060
Label
Touching the void, Joe Simpson
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: Great Britain : J. Cape, 1988
Bibliography note
Includes glossary of mountaneering terms (p. 216)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
885060
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First Perennial edition
Extent
218 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780060730550
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(Sirsi) 885060

Library Locations

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