Touching the Void

Touching the Void

DVD - 2004
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In 1985, two young British friends travelled to a remote corner of Peru. Ambitious mountaineers, their aim was to conquer the unclimbed west face of a notorious 21,000 ft. peak "Siula Grande". Their story has become part of mountaineering legend.
Publisher: Santa Monica, California : MGM Home Entertainment, 2004
ISBN: 9780792861225
0792861221
Branch Call Number: 7.914 To
Description: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: MPAA rating: Rated R for language

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blueberryblue
Jul 12, 2017

The story line is amazing. The things these guys went through is all unexplainable!!

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Monolith
Dec 24, 2015

Joe Simpson is simply a remarkable human being. His extraordinary tenacity and courage in facing such insurmountable obstacles was unfathomable. Excruciating pain, unforgivable terrain, crippling fear... Unreal. I don't have high praise for Simon Yates, unfortunately. His effort in confirming his climbing companion's fate left much to be desired. Do check out the special features. It offers the viewer a clearer perspective of the pair's true selves compared to the docudrama.

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mistical
Jan 08, 2015

A reenactment, but the story is engrossing enough to make it worth it.

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HereHere
Apr 09, 2013

Crazy, unbelievable stories of survival. Lots of luck involved, both bad luck and good luck, mixed in with stupidity and brilliance, with a huge dose of misery. What is really intriguing is how they could have possibly filmed it so convincingly. A true work of art. I found it stressful to watch, but also a lesson in the fight for survival against all odds.

d2013 Feb 18, 2013

Truly enjoyed this movie. A must see!

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librarianatlarge
Dec 10, 2012

What a story!

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gemini07
Jun 22, 2012

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

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modestgoddess
Jan 28, 2012

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.

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MeReneG
Jan 15, 2011

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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Keogh
Nov 03, 2010

Vivid, harrowing, and extraordinary; a great document of defying death.

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MeReneG
Jan 15, 2011

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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