Touching the Void - Tears in the Night, Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Joe Simpson (mountaineer)
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Tears in the Night, Epilogue Summary and Analysis

Joe continues on his way, not certain if he is even headed in the right direction but somehow sensing the correct path. He pulls himself up onto a boulder and encounters a repugnant stench. It is shit and he suddenly wonders why he is sitting in shit until he realizes he is at the spot near the camp they used for a toilet. He cries out, admits he is completely done without help, then sees the lights come on within the tent. Then Simon is hefting Joe by the chest, dragging him to the tent and helping him drink hot tea.

Simon examines Joe's leg and discovers his heel is also broken. Joe says it does not seem to matter because now he can rest. Simon insists they have to leave for Lima...

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