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Advantages: It's probably a great read if you're a mountaineer
Disadvantages: I'm not

I came into possession of a copy of “Touching the Void” in much the same way I found the music of Matchbox Twenty for the first time. I saw a copy of the book on sale, vaguely recalled reading positive things about either it of the film that was made fro ...

Soho_Black 13.04.2005 · Read full review
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Left For Dead

Advantages: An incredible story of human survival against the odds.
Disadvantages: Technical mountaineering terms go unexplained (no glossary).

Joe Simpson is an experienced mountaineer, and a Greenpeace activist. In June 1985, along with his climbing partner Simon Yates, he reached the 21,000ft summit of the Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes, via the previously unclimbed West Face. ...

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A shocking, unbelievable read about Simpson's experiences.

Advantages: Emotional yet still accurate and factual
Disadvantages: Lots of technical language that some may not understand

At school a little while ago we looked at an extract from this book, and I decided I may as well read the rest of the book too. If you don’t already know, Joe Simpson suffered a serious leg injury while climbing a previously unreached summit in the Peruv ...

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An amazing true life story

Advantages: Gripping from start to finish
Disadvantages: You won't be able to put it down

Joe Simpson’s book, Touching the Void, is a true story of two men’s attempts to climb a previously unconquered mountain in the Peruvian Andes. It is an autobiographical account of Joe’s struggle for survival once he became injured and h ...

mandyhaley 05.06.2001 · Read full review
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touching the void touches the emotions

Advantages: horrowing, moving, epic, well written, inspiring and an unbelieveable story
Disadvantages: many climbing terms used that arent explained, no respite from main plot

Touching the void is perhaps the most well known and extreme tails of mountain survival around. once picked up this is a hard book to put down. ***caution plot details given - i'll try not to give too much away*** it tells the true story of Joe Simp ...

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