Joe Simpson is one of the world’s best-known mountaineers.
Joe’s book ‘Touching the Void‘, has sold over two million copies worldwide.
After falling into a crevasse high in the Andes, ‘Touching the Void‘ charts Joe’s extraordinary struggle for survival on the perilous Siula Grande mountain. Alongside this struggle, is the awful dilemma faced by his climbing partner Simon Yates, who was perched on an unstable snow-cliff, clinging onto the rope, tying him to the severely injured Joe. Unable to recover Joe from the void, Simon has the agonising decision to cut the rope that binds them…
An all-time classic story of mountaineering, ‘Touching the Void’, is hailed as an account of psychological, even philosophical witness of the rarest compulsion.
It’s a tale of two men thrown into a nightmare of terrifying life and death choices and heartbreaking decisions. It’s about agony and terror, courage and weakness. It tells of trust and friendship tested to the very limits of human endurance.
Touching the Void has been made into a BAFTA award-winning film and a West-End theatre production.
“This is one of the most gripping presentations I have seen (and I’ve seen plenty), Joe can really make us question how hard did we try and were we really committed”
Chief Executive, TEC International (USA)
Joe Simpson – Motivational Speaker
Climber Joe Simpson brings his knowledge and compelling stories to the corporate sector as an amazing motivational speaker.
His story, Touching the Void, can be tailored to provide relevance and motivation for any business audience.
His presentations can be tailored to focus on a variety of topics, including:
- Personal Development
- Risk Assessment
No specialised knowledge of mountain climbing is required to understand the many inspirational messages found in the telling of this powerful human drama.
It’s about the triumph of the human spirit, the immense instinct to survive, and the innate strength we have within us to succeed.
Having delivered presentations to a wide variety of audiences and nationalities, as an inspirational speaker Joe Simpson has consistently exceeded all expectations. His presentations are complemented by video and stunning photography.
As a best-selling author, Joe’s other books include:
- The Beckoning Silence
- The Water People
- This Game of Ghosts
- Storms of Silence
- Dark Shadows Falling
- The Sound of Gravity
- Walking the Wrong Side of the Grass