Sunday, March 1, 2009

Touching the void

This is a story about mountain climbing gone wrong. Joe Simpson and climbing buddy Simon  managed to make it to the top of a 21K peak in the Andes when Joe fell and broke his leg. Bad.  Simon did his best to help him get down but it seemed doomed from the start, then while lowering Joe during a blizzard Simon was forced to cut the rope or be pulled over the edge with him. 

You should definitely read this book if you like nail biting stories of survival. It made me realise that I never want to go mountain climbing. I'll stick to the bike.

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