Is Touching the Void real footage?

Is Touching the Void real footage?

Is Touching the Void real footage?

Touching The Void is an extraordinary and epic tale of adventure and survival. It reconstructs the true story of the fateful climb which British mountaineers Joe Simpson and Simon Yates undertook in the Andes in 1985.

Do Joe Simpson and Simon Yates still speak?

Simpson has always defended Yates over his decision to cut the rope, and is adamant he would have done exactly the same thing. Yet the two Englishmen no longer speak, having drifted apart since the making of the movie. “I don’t have anything in common with him anymore,” admits Yates.

Why did Yates cut rope?

Yates’ rescue efforts contributed significantly to saving Simpson’s life despite his decision, near the end of rescue, that he needed to cut their climbing rope to prevent a fatal fall.

Who fell in Touching the Void?

Joe Simpson
Joe Simpson and his climbing partner, Simon Yates, had just reached the top of a 21,000-foot peak in the Andes when disaster struck. Simpson plunged off the vertical face of an ice ledge, breaking his leg.

Who is better Simon or Adam Yates?

The twin brother of Simon Yates, Adam Yates placed fourth overall at the 2016 Tour de France and won the young rider classification, becoming the first British rider to win that classification, one year ahead of his twin brother Simon.

Did Simon Yates cut rope?

Climber Simon Yates was portrayed as “the man who cut the rope” in the film Touching the Void. He cut the rope. By some miracle, Joe survived a 50ft fall into a crevasse – unbeknown to Simon who assumed he had been killed – and climbed out and dragged his broken body back to base camp four days later.

Who dies Adam Yates ride for?

Ineos Grenadiers
Adam Richard Yates (born 7 August 1992) is a British road and track racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Ineos Grenadiers.

Is Adam Yates a climber?

Adam Yates has signed with Team Ineos for 2021 on a two-year deal. The British climber, who finished fourth and won the white jersey at the 2016 Tour de France, leaves Mitchelton-Scott after seven years with the team.