PREVIEW: Mountaineer Yates tells remarkable story – Lighthouse Poole



Simon Yates

Simon Yates tells a truly remarkable story

Mountaineer Simon Yates has made at least one of the toughest decisions a man can make – to cut the rope that bound him to his injured climbing partner. The man behind the story that inspired the bestselling book and hit film, Touching the Void, talks about his many adventures at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, on 17 May.

It was on a remote mountain in Peru in June 1985 that Simon found himself slowly being pulled off the mountain face by his injured partner – Joe Simpson – dangling on the rope far below. His decision to cut the rope saved both their lives in the epic story of survival that followed.

It was an experience that would have put many off the sport of mountaineering, but remarkably 30 years later Simon is still at it. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, Alaska to Central Asia there is hardly a significant range of mountains that he has not visited and what’s more he’s brought back the stories and pictures so that you we have to!

Come and witness Simon’s tireless journey from that mountain in Peru to some of the remotest places on the planet and share with him the drama, excitement and beauty of modern, lightweight, alpinism. Told with wit, dry humour and lavishly illustrated with images and video collected on his great climbs, Simon both entertains and inspires and is sure to deliver an intriguing and unforgettable evening that is likely to live on in the memories of those attending for many years to come.

Tuesday 17 May at 7.45pm Tickets £15

Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Groups, ATL

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