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Simon Yates Lectures

Simon Yates

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In 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.

Duration 90 minutes, plus interval.

“Simon is a totally engaging speaker, who both entertains and inspires.”

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