Touching the Void - Mind Games Summary & Analysis

Joe Simpson (mountaineer)
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Mind Games Summary and Analysis

Joe slides abruptly down a slope coming to rest in a pile of snow and in screams of agony for his broken leg. He then sees footprints—Simon's—and sets out after them. He is crawling and it takes some time to figure out a method that does not send him into an agony of pain. He says he hears a voice urging him onward and another that follows random thoughts. He does whatever the first voice says and sometimes catches himself in a reverie, singing a popular song to the sounds of his crawling along. He realizes he is making painfully slow time and sometimes makes excuses for stopping to rest.

Then the storm begins to overtake him. He crawls furiously, knowing he is going to lose Simon's footprints in the new snow. When he can...

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