Touching the Void Quiz

Joe Simpson (mountaineer)
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


While Joe ponders the notion of being left, the rope goes slack. What does this mean? (from Disaster)


When referring to their experience on the ridge, Simon tells Joe that he is... (from On the Edge)


After he falls into the crevasse, what does Joe see through the hole far above? (from Shadows in the Ice)


After 12 hours in the crevasse, Joe finally escapes. Although briefly mentioned in the chapter "In the Far Distance", a new character is now officially introduced. Who is it? (from In the Far Distance)


What method of movement does Joe first try when he is out of the crevasse? (from Mind Games)

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