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’, the later film and now 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 30 years later, he is still an 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 film collected on his great climbs.
“Simon is a totally engaging speaker, who both entertains and inspires.”
Take a look at the film trailer for Touching The Void, inspired by Simon & Joe’s story.
SOCIALLY DISTANCED SEATING
When booking you will be automatically assigned a suitable seat based on your group size and social distancing. This feature allows us to optimise our auditorium space, however, if you would like to enquire regarding specific seats you can call our Box Office on 01823 283 244 to discuss your options.
23 March 2021 7:30PM