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TOUCHING THE VOID Joe Simpson 1988 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By Simpson, Joe, Foreword by Chris Bonington
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Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountaineering Literature

London, 1988, rare 1st edition. 172 pp, 21 b/w and color photos, map, end paper sketch maps. Original black cloth Hardcover with gilt lettering on spine; Dust Jacket, Near Fine condition.

We believe there are only about 2000 copies of the 1st UK edition. 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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