Simon Yates


Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Notable Partnerships
Joe Simpson

Contributors: remus

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Notable Partnerships
Joe Simpson
Contributors: remus

Ascents

1 recorded ascents.

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

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 Joe Simpson.

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.