Biography Simpson, Joe This Game Of Ghosts

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This Game Of Ghosts

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When Simon Yates cut the rope and sent his friend plummeting to an ordeal few mountaineers can have contemplated, the outcome was totally unpredictable. That Joe Simpson survived is a revelation of the power of the human spirit to overcome fear, pain and deprivation of almost unimaginable intensity. He did not expect to live it all over again - more than once.

The first test was to write his award-winning account of the ordeal in Touching the Void. That meant dragging the terrifying experience out of the deeper shadows of his memory. Next another fall in the Himalayas crippled and almost broke him. He felt forced to test his nerve again and struggled on crutches to 20,000 feet on Pumori, near Everest. On his descent he heart that a young first-time climber had been killed by a chance rockfall. What sense could he make now of this game of ghosts that had claimed the lives of so many of his friends.

In an attempt to find catharsis for his confused emotions he wrote this extraordinary memoir, in which he recalls the signposts directing him since childhood to measure fear and embrace the unknown.

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"The quality of the work transcends its subject" ( Observer)

"Simpson has a great way with words and his prose grips... A fascinating tale, wonderfully told" (Ranulph Fiennes Sunday Times)

"This book is not so much about why we climb - Simpson can't answer that for himself, much less the rest of us - but why we take such risks for such fleeting rewards. Overall this is a great book - perhaps the most honest bit of climbing writing I have read" (John Sherman Climbing)

"This is a remarkable book by a remarkably lucky individual a homage to a breed of men and women who to the rest of us may appear to be touched by lunacy, but who are forever questing, forever valiant" ( Sunday Express)

"His fame is not due to the incidents themselves so much as the brilliant way he writes about them. The result leaves an impression of total honesty and lets the intense excitement of the stories speak for themselves. And these stories, although almost totally concerned with mountaineering and its consequences, are virtually devoid of jargon and hardly refer to the humdrum day-to-day business of climbing mountains. Far greater effort is devoted to considerations of life, death and our fear of both" (Stephen Reid Independent)

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The sequel to the bestselling Touching the Void.

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