Touching the Void
The best-selling, nail-biting, heart-breaking non-fiction classic of adventure.
"A brilliant, vivid, gripping, heart-stopping account of their terrifying adventure... Superbly written" * Sunday Express * "One of the absolute classics of mountaineering...a document of psychological, even philosophical witness of the rarest compulsion'" -- George Steiner * Sunday Times * "On every level it is an outstanding literary achievement" * Independent * "A quite extraordinary and moving book...Touching the Void touches the Great Questions in an understated yet utterly compelling way" * Guardian * "A truly astonishing account of suffering and fortitude...the narrative acquires an irresistible force, carrying all before it" * Sunday Times *
Joe Simpson is the author of several best-selling books, of which the first,Touching the Void, won both the NCR award and the Boardman Tasker Award. His later books are This Game of Ghosts - the sequel to Touching theVoid -, Storms of Silence, Dark Shadows Falling, The Beckoning Silence and a novel, The Water People.