It made simpson and yates famous, and opened their story to second-hand opinions, interpretations and moral judgements it made moving on, in some ways, impossible yates will always be the guy who cut the rope, simpson the symbol of resilience, and that story will always provide their livelihood. Yates backed as favorite on challenging road race course that could also benefit the french innsbruck, austria (afp) — rising star simon yates, fresh from his victory in the vuelta a españa. Touching the void documents the story of two climbers, joe simpson and simon yates on a disastrous climb in the andes in 1985 through the climbers stories and reenactments the viewer sees the horrors that simpson and yates had to go through. The story describes a botched attempt in 1985 to climb siula grande, the 20,814ft peak in the peruvian andes, by simpson and his 21-year-old climbing partner simon yates. Climbers joe simpson and simon yates attempted to be the first to reach the peak of the siula grande in peru in 1985 although they reached the summit, on the way down mr simpson broke his leg and an effort to get the two of them back to base camp was defeated when he ventured over an overhang but could not get back up.
Predicament 3: simpson's miraculous escape from his 100 ft fall in an icy tomb and his incredible feat of determination to crawl with his broken leg for three days and nights to reach the base camp and arrive in time for rescue from yates and hawking (another companion. Although joe simpson always supported his decision, simon yates has been the subject of much attack since cutting the rope back in 1985, which is considered the ultimate sin in mountaineering. In 1985, 11 years after reading the book, simpson and his climbing partner, simon yates, made the first ascent of the west face of siula grande in the peruvian andes on the way down, things went.
Touching the void (2003) full hd documentary film the true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of siula grande in the peruvian andes in 1985 simpson and yates reach. In 1985, simpson and yates were two young, inexperienced british climbers attempting to conquer the never-climbed west face of siula grande, a 6344- metre peak in the peruvian andes against. Now available on dvd, touching the void, intercuts interviews with actual climbers/survivors joe simpson and simon yates and shots of two climbers/actors reenacting their traumatic experiences on. Colder mountain crippled and frostbitten, joe simpson was left to die in the peruvian andes how he survived is the harrowing subject of touching the void. Macdonald's absorbing and spectacular adaptation of joe simpson's extraordinary bestseller recounts the story of climbers simpson and simon yates' desperate attempt on the unconquered andean.
While yates tried to help him down with a rope, he lost simpson over a cliff five days later, as yates was preparing to return home, simpson hopped into camp on one leg, having survived the 100 foot fall and lived on melted snow. The climbers, joe simpson and simon yates, establish a base camp about 4-5 miles from the mountain simpson and yates are still high on the mountain, but the toughest section of the ridge is. Based on mountain climber joe simpson's book touching the void: the harrowing first-person account of one man's miraculous survival, the film features in-depth interview accounts with the actual climbers (joe simpson and simon yates) set against breathtaking reenactments using stunt climbers and actors (nicholas aaron, ollie ryall, and. With the use of staged, pseudo-documentary sequences, the film reconstructs the disastrous 1985 attempt that mr simpson and mr yates made on the 21,000-foot siula grande in the peruvian andes.
With simpson dangling and unable to stand to release strain on the rope for his partner to descend, they were in a predicament simpson could not climb the rope and yates' belay seat was beginning to give way. Yates had no way of knowing simpson had dropped his prusik sling and was hanging helplessly in midair and the ethics of roped climbing thus far articulated would mandate that he remain where he was until simpson re-established contact, but if he had done this simpson would have died. Joe simpson and his climbing partner, simon yates, had just reached the top of a 21,000-foot peak in the andes when disaster struck simpson plunged off the vertical face of an ice ledge, breaking his leg in the hours that followed, darkness fell and a blizzard raged as yates tried to lower his.
Predicament of climbers simpson and yates in touching the void 563 words feb 23rd, 2018 2 pages however, i believe there is evidence that suggests yates was justified by cutting the rope. As yates and simpson, edward hayter and josh williams produce the most physically taxing performances currently being seen on any stage, constantly scaling ti green's abstract mountain range with the look of born climbers. The story of joe simpson and simon yates' return to the mountain of siula grande for the making of the film 'touching the void.
Joe simpson and simon yates, two young, fit, cocky british climbers, set out in the spring of 1985 to scale the unclimbed west face of siula grande, a 20,800-foot peak in the peruvian andes. Mountaineer simon yates first visited central asia in 1991 when the mountains of the region suddenly opened to western climbers having been almost permanently closed since the russian revolution by the end of that summer the ussr was no more and the central asian republics became the sovereign states of kazakhstan, kyrgyzstan, tajikistan. Joe simpson, one leg badly broken, was dangling helplessly above his doom in the peruvian andes, connected to life and his climbing partner, simon yates, by a 5/16-inch nylon line then yates cut the rope to save his own life that's the crux of the story simpson survived to tell in his book.