Touching The Void: The True Story

Of One Man's Miraculous Survival

Author: Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson

was born August 13, 1960 in County Kerry, Ireland. As well as being a writer, Joe Simpson is an avid mountaineer which fires his passion to write about climbing, including,
  • Touching The Void (Jonathan Cape) 1988
  • The Water People (fiction) (Jonathan Cape) 1992
  • This Game of Ghosts (Jonathan Cape) 1993
  • Storms of Silence (Jonathan Cape) 1996


Joe Simpson- A mountaineer who in 1985 decided to attempt to climb the unclimbed West Face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes with his friend Simon Yates.

Simon Yates- Joe's friend who accompanied him one the climb.