'Touching the Void' - Simon Yates UK Tour comes to Ellesmere

This Autumn, Ellesmere College is delighted to welcome a very special guest Mr Simon Yates - 'Touching the Void' - as part of his UK Tour on Thursday 22nd September at 7.00pm.

Simon is best known for his role in Joe Simpson's bestseller 'Touching the Void' and is one of the most accomplished exploratory mountaineers of all time.

This is his amazing journey from that mountain in Peru to some of the remotest on the planet. On the remote Siula Grande in Peru in June 1985, mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in a desperately unenviable position. He was slowly being pulled off the mountain face by his injured partner, Joe Simpson, who was dangling on the rope fifty metres below. His decision to cut the rope saved both their lives and with the publication of the book 'Touching the Void', later film and stage play, both climbers became household names. It was an experience that could have put many off the sport of mountaineering - but not Simon.

Over 35 years later, he is still a very active exploratory climber and guide, making several expeditions to the mountains each year. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, Alaska to Central Asia there is hardly a significant range that he has not visited. Come along and witness Simon's tireless journey from that mountain in Peru to some of the remotest on the planet and share with him the drama, excitement and beauty of modern, lightweight alpinism.

Told with wit, dry humour and lavishly illustrated with images and video collected on his great climbs. "Simon is a totally engaging speaker, who both entertains and inspires."

For more please visit:  Simon Yates - Mountain Dream

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Image courtesy of Simon Yates - Peru 1985 

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