Since his epic battle for survival in the Andes, recounted in the his book, Touching the Void, Joe Simpson has endured several further brushes with death and has suffered the loss of many climbing friends in accidents which call into question the exhilarating, death-defying activity to which he has devoted his whole life. Never more alive than when most at risk, he has come to see an attempt on the Eiger, with its hooded, mile-high North Face, as the culmination of his climbing career.

The Beckoning Silence 2003, Vintage Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780099422433

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The Beckoning Silence 2002, Jonathan Cape, London

ISBN-13: 9780224061803

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