Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man’s Miraculous Survival



Before there wasInto Thin Air, there wasTouching the Void, an unforgettable true story of courage and suvival. While climbing in the Andes mountains, Joe Simpson and his partner Simon Yates, had just scaled a 21,000-foot summit when Simpson slipped from a vertical wall of ice, disappearing into the vast frozen heart of a glacier. Devastated and assuming Simpson to be dead, Yates returned to base camp.aBut Joe Simpson was alive. Frostbitten, his leg shattered from the fall, he somehow managed to find the strength to crawl back into camp, arriving mere hours before Yates had planned to leave. Vivid, terrifying, and utterly inspiring, Touching the Void will appeal to anyone with a love of adventure and a belief in the power of the human spirit.

ISBN: 9780060730550
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pub Date: 02/2004
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 0.60d

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Weight 0.40 lbs
Dimensions 7.90 × 5.20 × 0.60 in