“My Mountain Life” by Simon Yates
On the remote Siula Grande in Peru in June 1985, mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in a desperately unenviable position. He was slowly being pulled off the mountain face by his injured partner, Joe Simpson, dangling on the rope 50 metres below. His action in cutting the rope saved both their lives in the epic of survival that followed and with the publication of the book ‘Touching The Void’, film and stage play both climbers became household names.
It was an experience that could have put many off the sport of mountaineering – but not Simon. Over 35 years later, he is still a very active exploratory climber and guide, making several expeditions to the mountains each year. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, Alaska to Central Asia there is hardly a significant range that he has not visited.
Come along and witness Simon’s tireless journey from that mountain in Peru to some of the remotest on the planet and share with him the drama, excitement and beauty of modern, lightweight alpinism. Told with wit, dry humour and lavishly illustrated with images and video collected on his great climbs.
“Simon is a totally engaging speaker, who both entertains and inspires.”
AUTUMN TOUR 2022
22nd ELLESMERE 7-30pm Ellesmere College
24th PENRITH 7-30pm Rheged 01768 868000
29th WARMINSTER 7-30pm Atheneaum 0333 6663366
30th HASLEMERE 7-30pm Haslemere Hall 01428 642161
1st TWICKENHAM 7-30pm The Exchange 020 82402399
2nd DEAL 7-30pm The Astor Theatre 01304 370220
7th HASTINGS 7-30pm St Mary in the Castle Online sales only
16th CHELTENHAM 7-30pm Playhouse 01242 522852
18th CHELTENHAM 7-30pm Playhouse 01242 522852
21st ABINGDON 7-30pm Amey Theatre 01235 849063
22nd GRANTHAM 7-30pm Guildhall Arts Centre
23rd DORCHESTER 7-30pm Dorchester Arts
24th MAIDENHEAD 7-30pm Norden Farm 01628 788997
25th WIMBOURNE 7-30pm The Allendale or in person at the Allendale Box Office (no phone sales)
COPIES OF SIMON’S THREE BOOKS AND A SELECTION OF POSTERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT EACH VENUE, WHICH HE IS HAPPY TO SIGN AND DEDICATE IF YOU WISH.
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