Touching the Void: Simon Yates, climber who cut Joe Simpson’s rope, gets his ‘fair’ hearing David Sanderson Wednesday January 22 2020, 12.01am , The Times His passion for climbing has taken him all over the world. I n 1985, 25-year-old Joe Simpson and another British climber, Simon Yates, 21, were climbing the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes … Book with, the UK's biggest entertainment guide. Mountaineer and author, Joe Simpson, has an incredible survival story and his book about his terrifying experiences on the inhospitable Siula Grande has inspired a dramatic film, ‘Touching the Void’. Joe Simpson, 36, is a climber, author and Greenpeace activist. The two tied the knot in 1978, when Joe was 20 and Tina was 18. . Like “He had sat numb, repeatedly questioning why his own tumble had been held on the same piton just before the Japanese leader had fallen and ripped it out. Re: I do not believe Joe Simpson by Holsti97 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:26 pm The DVD Touching the Void has footage of the climbers returning to the scene years later. In Peru in 1985, Joe Simpson - then 25 - and his 21-year-old climbing partner Simon Yates were descending the remote Siula Grande, which was hard to get up but even harder to get down, when Simpson broke his leg. Welcome to, the web site for Joe Simpson, mountaineer, author, conference speaker and the subject of the BAFTA Award winning film “ Touching the Void “. Joe managed to stay alive after falling into a crevasse when his climbing partner was forced to do the unthinkable and cut the rope. Joe and Tina were married for 34 years. Joe Simpson: the rime of the ancient mountaineer? We have just been contacted — and we so appreciate all the information we are given — to be told of the latest news concerning Joe Simpson’s book. Joe Simpson Tour Dates. 1 likes. Now also a theatre production in the West End, from November 2019. Browse Joe Simpson tour dates and order tickets for upcoming shows near you. ― Joe Simpson, Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival. Imagine the relief with which the celebrated mountaineer Joe Simpson greeted his retirement in 2000.

Of course, Joe and Tina Simpson are the parents of Jessica and Ashlee. Follow Mountaineer and author who discusses his latest expedition, his award winning book 'Touching the Void' and his latest book, 'The Beckoning Silence'.