Gamblor wrote:Touching The Void - Joe Simpson
Amazing story of survival.
ninearms wrote:emm7 wrote:unauthorized autobiography
Shocking stuff! Consider your writer's hat confiscated.
Gelert wrote:You're just bitter that because there was no highly mediagenic Victorinox moment per se, that while Simpson has had a fairly lucerative literary, film and public speaking career out of being dumped by Yates, you just got this lousy t-shirt right?
Never met Yates, but he does come over a wee bit of a throbber in the DVD extras of Void - aggressively describes the whole rope cutting and leaving a mate for dead as just "one adventure of many, very many" in his life. In his crampons, I'd probably do the same, but it would not be a proud moment nor something to write off as a bit part. Maybe Yates has hardened with age, he did (very humanly) admit to considering not admitting to it at the time.
Oh, ironically recently been re-reading Simpson's The Beckoning Silence
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