Touching the Void. IMDb 8,01 Std. 46 MinX-RayR. Two men's thrilling and disastrous climb of the remote and treacherous Siula Grande in Peru. Touching the Void«von Joe Simpson ist eines der spannendsten und am hitzigsten diskutierten Bergsteigerdramen der Welt. Touching The Void (Roman) | Simpson, Joe | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon.
Touching the VoidTouching The Void (Roman) | Simpson, Joe | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. Sturz ins Leere (Originaltitel: Touching The Void) ist ein britisches Dokudrama aus dem Jahr Regie führte Kevin Macdonald. Er basiert auf dem. Touching the Void«von Joe Simpson ist eines der spannendsten und am hitzigsten diskutierten Bergsteigerdramen der Welt.
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Share this page:. These daring and experienced mountaineers climbed the mountain without setting up ropes or base camps ahead of time.
Though they had to tackle a snowstorm and some treacherous climbing, they safely reached the summit in three days after scaling about 21, feet.
But that was not it; the climb down turned to be more complicated and fiercely tested their nerve. Simpson broke his leg badly after falling down at a crucial juncture.
Yates decided to try to lower Simpson down the mountain, one foot section of rope at a time. What added to the woes of these steely mountaineers was the fact that they had run out of gas to melt snow making them unable to stop as night came, when unfortunately a violent snowstorm began.
Their plodding, excruciatingly painful journey hit a hurdle when Yates accidentally lowered Simpson over the edge of a cliff. Quite astonishingly Simpson survived the fall, and was faced with the greater challenge of getting off the mountain alone with no food, no water, and a broken leg.
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Original music for the film was scored by Alex Heffes. The climbers reach the summit to the climax of Thomas Tallis 's Spem in alium.
During one of Simpson's many deliriums, he experiences a very strong reminiscence of a Boney M song he hated thoroughly, " Brown Girl in the Ring "; at one point thinking "Bloody hell, I'm going to die to Boney M".
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Running time. The Guardian. Outside Online. Yet, their courage, drive, and fortitude are on an Olympian scale.
The decisions they are required to make are a huge gamble and a life-threatening risk. How Joe Simpson and Simon Yates made it off that mountain in the Andes is an incredible journey worth reading.
This is Simpson's firsthand account of these events, and he is as good a writer as he is a mountain climber. This is a gripping, direct, and honest account of a mountaineering extreme experience.
This is a great title about survival in the most dire of circumstances. I was curling my toes through the last half of the book. The ending is climactic and this book will be unforgettable.
How both men overcame the torments of those harrowing days is an epic tale of fear, suffering, and survival, and a poignant testament to unshakable courage and friendship.
Mar 17, Walt rated it liked it. This is the second time I have read Joe Simpson's Touching the Void. In younger years, when I had more energy and less sense, I probably would have rated it four stars instead of three.
As to adventure, it pumps adrenalin through readers' veins as fast as the government these days pumps money through the failing finincial institutions, especially after a major catastrophe and the so-called ethical dilemma toward the middle of the book.
What becomes very obvious very soon is how young, imm This is the second time I have read Joe Simpson's Touching the Void. What becomes very obvious very soon is how young, immature, and foolish these two fellows--Joe and Simon--were.
My second reading through was almost painful on top of the regular painfulness because of it. Of course, high adventurers like them wouldn't normally reclimb the same mountain and probably would advise against rereading Joe's narrative again.
Onward and upward seemed to be their mantra--and almost their sole mantra. Climb every mountain. Joe didn't seem grounded in society, in life, or in religion.
He wasn't, it seemed, even grounded in the pursuit. Upon summiting, he took some photos, ate some chocolate, but felt the "usual anticlimax.
What now? It was a vicious circle. While Joe cried in frustration, he rarely if ever cried about the loss of a parent, a companion, a child.
When I think of tears, I think of deep emotions from the heart. When he cried, it seemed his came from somewhere else on the surface and not in the center.
I was too tired to care. It was all pride: "They'd never know we did it. I like a little more paint on the canvass, more nuance in the story-telling.
If you are so much a risk taker on a mountain, I expect more risks, more inventiveness on the page. But there you go.
I don't think the two climbers displayed much inventiveness in their endeavor. I think the book carried on with that theme.
Feb 23, Irene rated it liked it. This is a classic among mountain climbing memoirs. A terrible climbing accident on a particularly dangerous mountain leads to an extraordinary story of survival.
The writing was stellar, creating an immediacy to each scene with such power that, despite knowing the outcome, I was on the edge of my seat throughout.
In any other book, this would easily gain four stars from me. However, this book also made me so angry. Had this extraordinary effort for survival occurred as a result of natural disaster or war or of the effort to rescue another person, my reaction would have been much different.
But, knowing people who are doing everything they can to survive disease or violence or poverty, I am enraged by anyone who deliberately puts their own life in peril.
Feb 05, Anita Pomerantz rated it really liked it. A gripping and horrifying mountaineering story, but there were a few things that didn't make it as exciting for me as Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster , which remains my favorite of the genre.
The best part of the writing in this particular book is how Joe relates his inner voice as he attempts to save himself from a desperate situation.
At the end of the book, he states, ". I simply could not find the words to express the utter desolation of the experience. I don't know how he didn't just give up or go mad.
First, Joe describes the terrain a lot, but he is using mountaineering terms to do so, and even after looking them up, I still had trouble picturing the issue some of the time.
I think it would have been nice if he used some analogies or something to help me picture the daunting terrain. Second, by virtue of the fact that the author is the protagonist, the suspense is somewhat lessened.
We know he ends up at least okay because he lived to write the book. Into Thin Air was written by a journalist, so while you are reading, you aren't sure of the fate of the many climbers in the story, and that added suspense for me that this book couldn't really have in the same way.
I never get bored reading about this topic for whatever reason. Mar 10, Leila rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Anyone.
After ascending a 21, foot peak in the Andes, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates are on their way down when Joe falls and breaks his leg.
Rather than leave his partner behind, Simon begins the arduous task of belaying Joe down the face of the mountain. Suddenly, as Simon is lowering Joe into the mists, all of Joe's weight pulls the rope taught.
After several minutes, with no release of weight and his own position in serious danger, Simon makes the painful decision to cut the rope on his partner.
U After ascending a 21, foot peak in the Andes, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates are on their way down when Joe falls and breaks his leg. Unbeknownst to Simon, Joe has fallen off an ice cliff and is hanging in mid-air.
When Simon cuts the rope, Joe falls into an ice-crevasse a hundred feet below him. Believing Joe to be dead, Simon must descend the mountain racked with guilt that tests his physical and spiritual strength.
Joe, having survived the fall, must call upon every physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual reserve within him as he struggles to get down the mountain and back to base camp before it breaks.
After watching the movie and being astounded by the friendship, love, and loyalty of these climbers, I was not let down by the novel at all.
Having a first person account from both climbers as each struggled with the horrific events that created an unfathomable circumstance for survival was a heartbreaking, yet brilliant glimpse into the heart of mankind and our will to overcome even the most dire of circumstance.
Jun 11, Bee rated it it was amazing Shelves: recommended-to-me , auto-biography , favourite , audiobook. I read this listened actually in three days, in long intense sections, feeling the cold bitter wind blow through my car in Covid Lock Down minor traffic.
My hands feeling frostbitten as I washed dishes, and just sitting staring at my floor, as the moral calculus of Simon's decisions rang through my head.
I immediately watched the movie with a climbing friend of mine. We paused often to discuss the realities of what these two men had survived.
I must also say the movie is very true to the book. Giving incredible insight into dealing with harrowing accidents, and the terrible decisions they necessitate.
We went climbing today at a small rock face near my home, and Joe was close to my mind throughout the slow ascent of cold rock.
I am deeply grateful to live in a country where snow is a rare novelty. Highly recommend. Shelves: readbooks-male-author-or-illust , zz-5star , z , reviewed , biography , non-fiction.
On the one hand I felt infuriated with these 2 men for taking such huge risks, but their story is unbelievably riveting and well told and I appreciated the honesty with which it was told as well.
The thing is, it seems impossible that either one, especially the author, could survive what happened to them.
Everything that could go wrong did, but so did everything that could go right. Oct 25, vanessa rated it it was ok Shelves: , physically-from-the-library , memoir.
Considering the circumstances here mountaineer up 19, feet breaks his leg, saves himself after his partner is forced to leave him , this book should've been captivating.
I should've been entirely engrossed by this survival story. There was no emotion in this; the storytelling was flat.
The mountain had more personality than the two climbers. Oct 03, Brian Fagan rated it it was ok.
Are there hobbies or sports that you enjoy reading about but never had thoughts of trying? For me one is mountain climbing. I love reading about perilous climbs, but never did anything along those lines, just two 14ers that did not require technical know-how.
On both I found serious fatigue and headache above 11, feet, so anything beyond those two summits wasn't meant to be for me anyway.
The latest climbing book I read was Joe Simpson's Touching the Void. It was written in and tells the Are there hobbies or sports that you enjoy reading about but never had thoughts of trying?
It was written in and tells the story of a climb he did three years earlier, one that very nearly cost him his life. In a docudrama was filmed about the epic adventure.
I've often said to friends that the sports I find most interesting from a psychological standpoint are golf, boxing and figure skating.