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Touching the Void

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Release Date: January 23, 2004Running Time: 102 mins.
MPAA Rating: NoneBox Office: $4,581,222.00
Genre: Adaptation, Documentary, Drama

Brendan Mackey
Nicholas Aaron
Joe Simpson
Simon Yates

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Joe Simpson and Simon Yates set out to climb the west face of the Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. It was 1985 and the men were young, fit, skilled climbers. The west face, remote and treacherous, had not been climbed before. Following a successful three-and-a-half-day ascent, disaster struck. Simpson fell a short distance and broke several bones in his leg. With no hope of rescue, the men decided to attempt descent together with Yates lowering Simpson 300 feet at a time in a slow, painful process that could have potentially been deadly for both. One further misstep led to Yates unknowingly lowering his injured partner over the lip of a crevasse. With the gradient having gone from steep t... Full Summary >>