Joe Simpson

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Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Date of birth: 13th April 1960
Notable Partnerships
Simon Yates

References

[1] Simpson, Joe., Colwell, Tony. Touching the Void. Ireland: BookBaby, 2012.

[2] Simpson, Joe. This Game of Ghosts. United Kingdom: Vintage, 1994.

[3] Simpson, Joe. Dark Shadows Falling. United Kingdom: Vintage, 1998.

[4] Simpson, Joe. The Beckoning Silence. United States: Mountaineers Books, 2003.

[5] Touching the Void (2003), Film

Contributors: remus

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Date of birth: 13th April 1960
Notable Partnerships
Simon Yates

References

[1] Simpson, Joe., Colwell, Tony. Touching the Void. Ireland: BookBaby, 2012.

[2] Simpson, Joe. This Game of Ghosts. United Kingdom: Vintage, 1994.

[3] Simpson, Joe. Dark Shadows Falling. United Kingdom: Vintage, 1998.

[4] Simpson, Joe. The Beckoning Silence. United States: Mountaineers Books, 2003.

[5] Touching the Void (2003), Film

Contributors: remus

Ascents

1 recorded ascents.

Year Climb Grade Style Ascent Date
1985 West Face - Siula Grande Mountaineering | alpine 1985
First ascent. With Simon Yates.

While descending after successfully summiting Simpson broke his leg. Yates was able to lower him down the face a rope length at a time before then following down and repeating the process. At one point Yates lowered Simpson off the edge of a cliff, and with no more rope to lower Simpson further, Simpson unable to ascend the rope and Yates being slowly pulled off the mountain Yates was forced to cut the rope.

Remarkably Simpson survived the fall, and more remarkably still was able to extract himself from the crevasse he had landed in and then crawl back to base camp over the course of several days. [1]

References

[1] Simpson, Joe., Colwell, Tony. Touching the Void. Ireland: BookBaby, 2012.

Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
West Face - Siula Grande Mountaineering | alpine 1985
First ascent. With Simon Yates.

While descending after successfully summiting Simpson broke his leg. Yates was able to lower him down the face a rope length at a time before then following down and repeating the process. At one point Yates lowered Simpson off the edge of a cliff, and with no more rope to lower Simpson further, Simpson unable to ascend the rope and Yates being slowly pulled off the mountain Yates was forced to cut the rope.

Remarkably Simpson survived the fall, and more remarkably still was able to extract himself from the crevasse he had landed in and then crawl back to base camp over the course of several days. [1]

References

[1] Simpson, Joe., Colwell, Tony. Touching the Void. Ireland: BookBaby, 2012.