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18 November 2019

Simon Yates - My Mountain Life

Monday 18 November 2019 | 7:30pm

As one of the most accomplished exploratory mountaineers of all time, Simon Yates is best known for his role in the harrowing expedition to the Andes documented in Touching The Void.

In June 1985 on the remote Siula Grande in Peru, mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in a desperate and 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 decision to cut the rope saved both their lives.

The epic tale of survival that followed inspired the publication of the book, later film and now stage play Touching The Void, and ensured that both climbers became household names.

It was an experience that could have put many off the sport of mountaineering - but not Simon. Over 30 years later, he is still an active exploratory climber and guide, making several expeditions to the mountains each year - from the Arctic to the Antarctic, Alaska to Central Asia, there are few significant ranges that he has not visited. 

Full of wit and dry humour, his engaging, entertaining and inspiring talk features spectacular images and film of the most remote and rarely explored mountain ranges throughout the world.

Revealing the drama, excitement and beauty of these global landscapes, Simon’s refreshingly modest and eloquent delivery guarantees an evening that is both entertaining and enlightening.

“Simon is a totally engaging speaker, who both entertains and inspires.”

Ticket Prices:
Full Price: £15.00

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Age guidance: Considered suitable for ages 12+
Running time: 1 hour 50 mins (including a 20-minute interval)

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