Touching the Void - On the Edge Summary & Analysis

Joe Simpson (mountaineer)
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On the Edge Summary and Analysis

When Joe realizes that Simon is headed straight down, he shouts for him to stop. They are a rope-length apart and cannot hear each other but Simon waits for Joe to come closer. Joe suddenly looses his foothold and slides down but stops when he crashes into Simon. He snaps that they cannot possibly make it down the way they are going then apologizes for "freaking out." By the time it is dark, they are cold and battling the dropping temperatures. Joe notes that Simon uses a rather questionable tactic to round a rock wall by jumping into the loose snow on the other side. Joe says it could easily have been loose rock but that they were both too tired to care by then.

Simon has problems with his light and has frostbite when he is...

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