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TOUCHING THE VOID Joe Simpson 1988 1st US ed Hardcover DJ VG-F 3 Copies Available
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Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountaineering Literature

New York, 1988, 1st edition. 172 pp, ills. Hardcover, Dust Jacket, Fine condition - may have remainder marks. Not autographed.

This superbly written book contains drama and tension often lacking in expedition reports of this type. Destined to become a classic of Andean literature. Simpson, a skillful climber, and partner Simon Yates achieved a new route on the west face of 21,000' Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. On the descent, disaster struck and Simon was forced to cut the rope, leaving Joe to die in a crevasse. Incredibly, he managed to extricate himself and survive the ordeal. A remarkably written story of friendship and survival. 

 

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