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.
Furthermore, how far did Joe Simpson crawl? Simpson spotted the sun peering through a hole high in its domed roof and, using ice axes, hauled himself up a steep snow slope towards it. He finally lugged himself out, only to face a six-mile downhill crawl, backwards on his backside, through terrain mazy with more crevasses, and then through a field of boulders.
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.
Are Simpson and Yates still friends?
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.”