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Touching the void [videorecording - DVD] / directed by Kevin McDonald

Contributor(s): Simpson, Joe.
Material type: FilmFilmPublisher: London : FilmFour, 2004Description: 1 videodisc (101 mins.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): Simpson, Joe | Yates, Simon | Mountaineers -- Great Britain -- Drama | Mountaineering -- Peru -- Huayhuash, Cordillera -- Drama | Mountaineering -- Search and rescue operations -- Peru -- Huayhuash, Cordillera -- Drama
Production Credits: Produced by John Smithson; Directed by Kevin McDonald;
Awards: Winner Best Film British Film Awards 2004Cast: Brendan Mackey and Nicholas AaronScope and content: In the mid-80's two young climbers attempted to reach the summit of Siula Grande in Peru; a feat that had previously been attempted but never achieved. With an extra man looking after base camp, Simon and Joe set off to scale the mount in one long push over several days. The peak is reached, however on the descent Joe falls and breaks his leg. Despite what it means, the two continue with Simon letting Joe out on a rope for 300 meters, then descending to join him and so on. However when Joe goes out over an overhang with no way of climbing back up, Simon makes the decision to cut the rope. Joe falls into a crevice and Simon, assuming him dead, continues back down. Joe however survives the fall and was lucky to hit a ledge in the crevice. This is the story of how he got back down
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791.4372 TOU (Browse shelf) Available J150218

Based on the book by Joe Simpson

DVD for viewing in library only

Produced by John Smithson; Directed by Kevin McDonald;

Brendan Mackey and Nicholas Aaron

In the mid-80's two young climbers attempted to reach the summit of Siula Grande in Peru; a feat that had previously been attempted but never achieved. With an extra man looking after base camp, Simon and Joe set off to scale the mount in one long push over several days. The peak is reached, however on the descent Joe falls and breaks his leg. Despite what it means, the two continue with Simon letting Joe out on a rope for 300 meters, then descending to join him and so on. However when Joe goes out over an overhang with no way of climbing back up, Simon makes the decision to cut the rope. Joe falls into a crevice and Simon, assuming him dead, continues back down. Joe however survives the fall and was lucky to hit a ledge in the crevice. This is the story of how he got back down

DVD

Winner Best Film British Film Awards 2004

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