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Publisher Description

Joe Simpson, with just his partner Simon Yates, tackled the unclimbed West Face of the remote 21,000 foot Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in June 1995. But before they reached the summit, disaster struck. A few days later, Simon staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frostbitten, to tell their non-climbing companion that Joe was dead. For three days he wrestled with guilt as they prepared to return home. Then a cry in the night took them out with torches, where they found Joe, badly injured, crawling through the snowstorm in a delirium. Far from causing Joe's death, Simon had paradoxically saved his friend's life. What happened, and how they 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.

GENRE
Biography
NARRATOR
AW
Andrew Wincott
LENGTH
06:52
hr min
RELEASED
2012
1 March
PUBLISHER
Random House
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
218
MB

Customer Reviews

Kahoota ,

A brilliant account of two people's ordeal with uncertainty and challenge

There is nothing I can say negative about this - the story is enthralling and like many true-life accounts, one that can provide inspiration for your own life. The one major lesson from this book is clearly: Fortune favours those who go all in. Success comes from 100% commitment and Joe would not be here today without having that. I recommend this book to anyone.

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