Touching the Void was Joe Simpson’s account of his near fatal accident on Peru’s Siula Grande. He never expected to be in the same situation again. However fate had other ideas and later in the Himalayas another near fatal fall forced him to again examine why he should be so lucky when so many of his climbing friends and colleagues are not. This Game of Ghosts is the sequel to Touching the Void, and continues Joe simpson’s examination of his own psyche and also the motivations of climbers in general.
In This Game of Ghosts he attempts to sort out his karma, revealing his propensity toward adventure and risk and recalling his fifteen years of climbing on three continents. His gripping story recounts, with soul baring honesty, experiences that range from his childhood to the present day, from hilarious to poignant to nearly unbelievable. A compelling work of adventure and introspection for both mountaineers and armchair travellers.
The sequel to bestseller Touching the Void, winner of the 1988 Boardman Tasker Award