Touching the Void

  • by Joe Simpson
  • Narrated by Andrew Wincott, Daniel Weyman
  • 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 of 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.


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Fantastic listen/read

This book is one of the most inspiring books i have listened to and the naration is first class cant recomend it highly enough
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- Blair Ferguson

A harrowing listen that will keep you gripped

A truly amazing account of survival that will keep you listening to the end and stay with you long after.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-03-2012
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks