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The Beckoning Silence

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Description for The Beckoning Silence Paperback. Joe Simpson has experienced a life filled with adventure but marred by death. In a narrative which takes the reader through extreme experiences from an avalanche in Bolivia, ice-climbing in the Alps and Colorado and paragliding in Spain before his final confrontation with the Eiger, Simpson reveals the inner truth of climbing. Num Pages: 304 pages, illustrations, (chiefly colour ) colour maps, portraits, (chiefly colour ). BIC Classification: BTP; WSZG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 21. Weight in Grams: 260.
Joe Simpson has experienced a life filled with adventure but marred by death. He has endured the painful attrition of climbing friends in accidents, calling into question the perilously exhilarating activity to which he has devoted his life. Probability is inexorably closing in. The tragic loss of a close friend forces a momentous decision upon him. It is time to turn his back on the mountains that he has loved. Never more alive than when most at risk, he has come to see a last climb on the hooded, mile-high North Face of the Eiger as the cathartic finale. ... Read more

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About Joe Simpson
Joe Simpson is the author of several bestselling books, of which the first,Touching the Void, won both the NCR award and the Boardman Tasker Award. His later books are This Game of Ghosts - the sequel to Touching the Void - Storms of Silence, Dark Shadows Falling, The Beckoning Silence and one previous novel, The Water People.

Reviews for The Beckoning Silence
Grippingly told...there is no question Simpson is a brilliant adventure writer. There are passages that had my heart racing
Eloquent, spine-chilling stuff
No one conjures the thrill of altitude better than Simpson...A hugely enjoyable book...As far as mountaineering literature goes this is about as good as it gets
Sara Wheeler, Spectator
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