Did Joe Simpson lose his leg?
Thereof, what happened to Joe Simpson and Simon Yates?
In 1985, he climbed the west face of Siula Grande in the Huayhuash mountain range in the Peruvian Andes with Joe Simpson. On the descent, an accident resulted in Simpson falling over a cliff while roped to Yates, who was forced to cut the rope to avoid both climbers falling.
Also know, how did Joe Simpson survive?
Joe Simpson (born 1960) is an English mountaineer, author, and motivational speaker. While climbing in Peru in 1985, he suffered severe injuries and was thought lost after falling into a crevasse, but he survived and managed to crawl back to his base camp.
Simpson has retired from climbing. They are no longer in touch. When they collaborated on the film of Touching the Void in 2003, they had not seen one another for 10 years. “It's not that we've stopped being friends, just that we moved apart.”