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Jan 31, 2005

Touching The Void

Touching The Void is more of a documentary than a feature film, it charters the climb of Siula Grande in Peru(unconquered at the time) by two young mountaineers from Britian, Simon Yates and Joe Simpson.

The film has re-enacted footage of the gruelling real life drama peppered with interview style narration by the two climbers and their friend(the person who waited for them at the base camp). Their ascent was uneventful compared to their descent when Joe breaks his leg and goes over a cliff and Simon thinking he is dead cuts off his rope. The rest of the story is an unbelieveavle triumph of human will, which we'd doubt had not the person who achieved this super human feat lived to tell the tale. An impossible adventure and a must watch film for the adventurers and common people alike.