Touching the Void Setting & Symbolism

Joe Simpson (mountaineer)
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Cordillera Huayhuash

A place in the Peruvian Andes where the author and his party are at the beginning of the story.

Siula Grande

The goal of Simpson and Simon. The West Face is unclimbed as they prepare to tackle it.

Cerro Sarapo

A peak in the Peruvian Andes that blocks the view of Siula Grande from base camp.

Des Petits Drus

Where Joe and Ian run into trouble during a climb.

Croz Spur

A spot high in the Mont Blanc range of the French Alps. It is here that Simon and Jon see a pair of Japanese climbers fall to their deaths.

Chamonix

Where Simon and Jon have their base camp as they climb the Croz Spur.

Cajatambo

The Peruvian city where Simon hires a driver and a truck to transport Joe to Lima.

Lima

The city where Joe undergoes surgery on his leg.

Crampons

Steel spikes that...

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