At the Winding Wheel Theatre
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, dangling on the rope 50 metres below. His decision to cut the rope saved both their lives in the epic of survival that followed and with the publication of the book ‘Touching The Void’ and the later film, both climbers became household names.
It was an experience that could have put many off the sport of mountaineering - but not Simon. Over 30 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.”
This event is unreserved seating
This event was originally due to take place at an earlier date, but it was rescheduled due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) as follows:
Fri 18 Sep 2020 7.30pm rescheduled to Thu 8 Apr 2021 7.30pm
Thu 8 Apr 2021 7.30pm rescheduled to Wed 15 Sep 7.30pm
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