over 4 years
Must watch for would-be and non-would-be mountaineers
Oh wow, quite the story and a real one at that! I definitely recommend this.
over 6 years
A documentary, but a wild journey. So vivid is the storytelling, you feel like your there.
over 7 years
Astonishing story & beautifully filmed. This blew me away.
over 7 years
The Boney M moment had me on the floor
Touching the Void is a 2003 documentary film based on the book of the same name by Joe Simpson about Simpson's and Simon Yates' disastrous and near fatal attempt to climb the 6,344 metre (20,813 foot) Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.
Both climbers successfully summit the previously unclimbed West Face of Siula Grande in Peru. Simpson is injured during the descent after falling, resulting in a badly broken leg. The pair decide to lower Simpson with the help of ropes on the steep snowy slope, while an enormous storm rages on. Yates cannot see where he is lowering Simpson and the latter eventually drops off a cliff and is suspended by the rope in mid-air. Yates arrests his fall, but does not see the predicament his partner is in nor hear him because of the severity of the storm. After about an hour, Yates realizes that there is little chance of recovery from this situation for either of them and he makes the decision to cut Simpson's rope. After surviving a subzero and stormy...