Readers Companion Book Club

This month our book club is reading 

 

"touching the void" by joe simpson

 

Touching the Void is the heart-stopping account of Joe Simpson's terrifying adventure in the Peruvian Andes. He and his climbing partner, Simon, reached the the summit of the remote Siula Grande in June 1995. A few days later, Simon staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frost-bitten, with news that that Joe was dead. What happened to Joe, and how the pair dealt with the psychological traumas that resulted when Simon was forced to cut the rope, makes this a story of epic proportions.

 

"If you have a desire to test your limits by climbing a mountain then don't read this. The book shows the strenght of the human survival instict when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds." - Roy

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