Objects & Places from Touching the Void

Joe Simpson (mountaineer)
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Cordillera Huayhuash.

This is the range where the author and his party begin the story.

Siula Grande.

The peak of this mountain is the goal of the author's climb. The West Face of this mountain is unclimbed as the author and his partner prepare to tackle it.

Cerro Sarapo.

This is the name of the peak that blocks the view from base camp of the mountain that is the climbers' objective.

Des Petits Drus.

This is the location where the author and another character hang for twelve hours before their rescue.

Croz Spur.

This is the location where the author's partner and another climber witness the fatal fall of a pair of climbers.


This is the base camp location for the climb on which the Japanese climbers fell to their deaths.


This is the city where the author's partner hires a truck driver to transport the...

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