Looking for a gift?
 Browse Holiday Gift Guides »

Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival

by Harper Collins Pub


Order now to get it by: Saturday December 17 - Monday December 19

Expedited Shipping available

Get it on Saturday December 10th with expedited shipping.

Select the expedited delivery option after adding this item to your cart.

Condition: New

Product ID: 268759

Delivery Information |Returns & Exchanges |Payment Methods

Description

  • Great product!
  • Concise and yet packed with detail, Touching the Void, Joe Simpson's harrowing account of near-death in the Peruvian
    Andes, is a compact tour de force that wrestles with issues of bravery, friendship, physical endurance, the code of the
    mountains, and the will to live. Simpson dedicates the book to his climbing partner, Simon Yates, and to "those friends
    who have gone to the mountains and have not returned." What is it that compels certain individuals to willingly seek out
    the most inhospitable climate on earth? To risk their lives in an attempt to leave footprints where few or none have
    gone before? Simpson's vivid narrative of a dangerous climbing expedition will convince even the most die-hard couch
    potato that such pursuits fall within the realm of the sane. As the author struggles ever higher, readers learn of the
    mountain's awesome power, the beautiful--and sometimes deadly--sheets of blue glacial ice, and the accomplishment of a
    successful ascent. And then catastrophe: the second half of Touching the Void sees Simpson at his darkest moment. With a
    smashed, useless leg, he and his partner must struggle down a near-vertical face--and that's only the beginning of their
    troubles.

    more...

    Bestsellers in Travel