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Title Sunday Best: Touching The Void / Director: Macdonald, Kevin
Published Australia : ABC2, 2003
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Summary *Coarse Language*Sunday nights on ABC2 are the home of Sunday Best, an outstanding collection of game-changing and thought-provoking feature length documentaries. We've done the work to bring you the best must-see intelligent docos that are just 2 good to miss. Put on your Sunday Best.Created by the Oscar-winning director Kevin MacDonald (Last King of Scotland, State of Play, One Day In September), comes this extraordinary film describing one of the most incredible true stories of survival and adventure of our time. Based on the bestselling novel by Joe Simpson, the BAFTA award-winning, Touching The Void recounts the mountain climb Simpson and his partner Simon Yates undertook in 1985.These two young men from the north of England, both in their early twenties, set out to climb the 21,000 foot, savage ice-face - the Siula Grande - in the Peruvian Andes. Simpson and Yates embark on an 'Alpine-style' climb - with no back-up team, no helicopters, no equipment other than what they carry in their packs. It's the purist technique, roped together, and utterly dependent on each other's skill. Simpson and Yates have guts, youthful arrogance and talent. And a dry English sense of humour. They clamber up icicles, dangle over 1,400m drops, and spend three hours making a mug of tea at -62C.Making it to the top in three days, they run into blizzard weather and a treacherous ridge on their way down, where Simpson falls and shatters his leg - a veritable death sentence. A heroic battle for survival unfolds in which both men are faced with life or death decisions that test the human spirit to its limit.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Directed by Kevin MacDonald and based on the bestselling novel by Joe Simpson
Event Broadcast 2012-02-26 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject Yates, Simon, 1963-.
Mountaineering -- Health aspects.
Mountaineering -- Psychological aspects.
Wilderness survival -- Cold weather conditions.
Simpson, Joe, 1960-.
Form Streaming video
Author Macdonald, Kevin, director
Arron, Nicholas, cast
Mackey, Brendan, cast
Best, Kristy, host