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Touching the Void

(DVD - 2004)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Touching the Void
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After scaling the never-before-climbed 21,000-foot Siula Grande, climbers, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, face their greatest challenge yet: getting back down. Tragedy strikes when Simpson shatters his leg and they are separated by a series of mishaps.
Publisher: [United States] : Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, 2004
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 0792861221
Branch Call Number: DVD 796.522 TOUCHING
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Simpson, Joe
Macdonald, Kevin 1967-

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After scaling the never-before-climbed 21,000-foot Siula Grande, climbers, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, face their greatest challenge yet: getting back down. Tragedy strikes when Simpson shatters his leg and they are separated by a series of mishaps.


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Jun 22, 2012
  • gemini07 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

What a testament to the will to survive. A recreation of the events, with narratives by the survivors. Very compelling and well done.

Jan 28, 2012
  • modestgoddess rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very well presented. Something to give anyone the screaming willies about mountain climbing, whether you had ever contemplated doing it or not. Captivating true story of grit and determination and the will to live.

Jan 15, 2011
  • MeReneG rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A remarkable tale of coincidences, individual strength -- emotional and physical -- and perseverance, difficult decisions, and survival in the face of almost certain death.

Impressive scenery and cinematography.

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Jan 15, 2011
  • MeReneG rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

We climbed 'cause it's fun. And mainly it was fun... We were fairly anarchic and fairly irresponsible, and we didn't give a damn... It was just brilliant fun. And every now and then it went wildly wrong. And then it wasn't [fun].

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Terrifying story of survival. Completely compelling.

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