The controversy sparked by this event and by the increasing abuse of Mount Everest for financial gain appals Joe Simpson and is the basis for this gripping polemic.
His concern is that the strong ethics and selfless instincts that have characterised mountaineering in the past are being eroded by modern-day ambition, selfishness and greed. - Audrey Salkeld, Sunday Times
- Author of the best-selling book Touching the Void, winner of the 1988 Boardman Tasker Award
- Author:Joe Simpson
- Publication date:1997
- Published by:Vintage
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