It was an experience that could have put many off mountaineering - but not Simon. He has just returned from his 75th mountaineering expedition outside of Europe, since that fateful expedition in 1985 to Siula Grande in Peru. An epic story of survival retold in Joe Simpson’s best-selling book Touching the Void, a BAFTA award-winning film and new West End stage play of the same name.
Simon is still a very active exploratory climber and guide, and has climbed in some of the most remote and rarely explored mountain ranges in the world. Simon will talk about first ascents from the high Himalayas to mountain ranges in Alaska, Chilean Tierra Del Fuego and Eastern Greenland.
He will share the drama, excitement and beauty of modern, lightweight alpinism. All told with wit, dry humour and lavishly illustrated with images and video collected on his climbs.
“Simon is a totally engaging speaker, who both entertains and inspires.”
Starting in November 2019, Simon will talk in Guildford, Brighton, London, Southend-on-Sea, Lichfield, Caernarfon, Leicester, Coventry, Poole, Oxford*, London*, Canterbury, Guernsey, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury with spring 2020 dates in Tunbridge Wells, Lincoln, Nottingham, Beverley, Cardiff, Saltburn, St Andrews & Isle of Man(TBC)