A real nail bitter, couldn't put it down, why do people do these kind of things book.
This is an incredible story of survival, friendship, difficult choices, and ultimately of a love of life. Against all odds Joe Simpson survives not one, but 2 falls in the Peruvian Mountains. With a broken leg he makes his way miles down the mountain, across a glacier, and then across a desolate landscape to safety. The most compelling part of the story is how he and his partner make decisions with far-reaching consequences and how they remain friends to this day.
I had dreams of white, deadly mountains, and narrow, gaping chasms.
Great (true) story-telling! I love the excerpts from the other players, where you get to see the story from both sides.
This is a well written book about an incredible journey of a life and death climbing accident. While I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I think it is fair to warn other readers that it certainly does contain a lot of terms and vocabulary that might only be familiar to someone who knows climbing. This did have a glossary in the back that helps, but it can still be a bit of a challenge if you do not know the vernacular, but still worth a read!
Amazing and often horrifying true-life account of two mountain climbers who get into trouble at 21,000 feet in the Andes. Will one leave the other behind?