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    Touching the Void

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    Released

    2003

    Runtime

    107

    Touching the Void

    What's it About

    In 1985, experienced alpine climbers Joe Simpson and Simon Yates set out to scale the treacherous west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. They reached the 21,000-foot summit in three days, but on their descent, things went horribly wrong when Simpson fell and broke his leg, requiring Yates to lower him by rope. What happened next was an ordeal worthy of Greek myth, a now-legendary tale told by the survivor himself. 

    Why we love it

    Based on Simpson's bestselling book, this harrowing, suspenseful docudrama recreates the events of Yates and Simpson's fateful, arduous climb, sparing nothing in the traumatic details: exposure to the elements, violent snowstorms, and an icy 150-foot crevasse Yates unwittingly pitched his crippled mate into — then abandoned, believing him dead. That Simpson, the narrator, survived is a miracle in itself, but hearing his jarring account of the escape couldn't be more engrossing. For visceral thrills, "Void" is the perfect armchair adventure.