The author reveals the inner truth of climbing, exploring the frailties of the body and the power of the mind. He sees his attempt on the Eiger as the culmination of his climbing career, his narrative takes the reader through an avalanche in South America to ice-climbing in the Alps.
Since his epic battle for survival in the Andes, recounted in the his book, "Touching the Void", Joe Simpson has endured several further brushes with death and has suffered the loss of many climbing friends in accidents which call into question the exhilarating, death-defying activity to which he has devoted his whole life. Never more alive than when most at risk, he has come to see an attempt on the Eiger, with its hooded, mile-high North Face, as the culmination of his climbing career. In a narrative which takes the reader through extreme experiences from an avalanche in South America, ice-climbing in the Alps and Colorado and paragliding in Spain - before his final confrontation with the Eiger and two more deaths - Simpson reveals the inner truth of climbing, exploring both the power of the mind and the frailties of the body.
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Praise for "Touching the Void: "Not just a book about mountaineering... It is about the spirit of man and the life force that drives us all." - Magnus Magnusson, presenting the NCR Award "On every level... an outstanding literary achievement." - Jim Perrin, "Independent "Simpson writes better on the darker side of mountaineering than any man alive." -"The Times Praise for "Touching the Void": "Not just a book about mountaineering... It is about the spirit of man and the life force that drives us all." - Magnus Magnusson, presenting the NCR Award "On every level... an outstanding literary achievement." - Jim Perrin, "Independent ""Simpson writes better on the darker side of mountaineering than any man alive." -"The Times"
About Joe Simpson
Joe Simpson won the Boardman Tasker Award and the NCR Award for his bestseller Touching the Void, which has been published all over the world. His later books, all bestsellers, include This Game of Ghosts, Dark Shadows Falling, Storms of Silence and a novel, The Water People.
The Beckoning Silence by Joe Simpson
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