Touching the Void - The Final Choice Summary & Analysis

Joe Simpson (mountaineer)
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The Final Choice Summary and Analysis

Joe begins the next line of descent which is much steeper. He says he drops so quickly that he iss in agony and his leg is continually snagged and jarred. He screams out in pain but Simon does not slow the descent and Joe feels Simon is probably barely in control. He says the "blame must lie somewhere" and curses at Simon for it. He later admits that Simon does know of the pain but that the descent had to be made as quickly as possible. On the next descent, he tells Simon to slow down some but says that he goes faster than before. As Joe is digging the fifth seat for their second line of descent, he hits ice. He says that it takes some minutes to realize that he needs to insert an ice...

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