Simon YatesThursday 19 May 7:45pm

Date and time: On a remote mountain in Peru in June 1985, mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in an unenviable position.  He was slowly being pulled off the mountain face by his injured partner dangling on the rope far below.  His decision to cut the rope saved both their lives in the epic of survival that followed.  With the publication of the book,  Touching the Void, and a later film of the same name, both climbers became household names.

Come along and witness Simon’s tireless journey from that mountain in Peru to some of the remotest on the planet.  Told with wit, humour and lavishly illustrated with images and video collected on his great climbs, Simon both entertains and inspires.







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