His friends niece, april is 16yearsold and has a crush on simon, sure theyre meant to be together forever. Best known as the climbing partner to joe simpson in touching the void epic, simon has developed a. Simon yates, author of against the wall, takes us back to his early years as a climber the escapades and excitement of a young life lived on the edge and for the. Internationally acclaimed mountaineer simon yates is a veteran of over seventy expeditions to high and remote mountains around the globe. I think this book is a must if youve read touching the void. He studied biochemistry at sheffield university before becoming a climber. Simpson survived, and recounted the story in the book touching the void, which was later adapted into a film. Yates currently lives in cumbria, uk with his wife jane yates and their two. Im not an easy person to be with as his new book hits the shelves, joe simpson, author of touching the void, talks about guilt, loss and survival, and why falling in. This book recounts an amazing tale of courage, fortitude, and the will to live, despite dire circumstances. Oct 14, 2012 always is the first in a series of new age fantasy spiritual romance novels.
I havent got any further than that at present in september 2010 simon yates will return to cordillera huayash with a group of trekkers to experience the magnificence of the peruvian andes once more. Simon yates was born in 1963 in leicestershire, england. Personally, as i get older i actually enjoy climbing mountains more and more in the moment, he says. The cycling gene most likely came from his dad john who enjoyed success on the bike at club level and also ran competitively for local athletics team horwich rmi harriers.
View the profiles of professionals named simon yates on linkedin. The twin of teammate adam, simon a proven to be one of the key grand tour contender with multiple top ten general classification finishes to his name. It is the account of author joe simpsons survival after breaking his leg descending 21,000 foot siula grande with his climbing partner, simon yates. This book contains a lot of technical climbing descriptions that were difficult to understand precisely, but its story is heart pounding and i found i oouldnt put it down. The wild within is the third book from simon yates, one of britains most. Hes climbed all over the world for the best part of a lifetime, spending april climbing in alaska, and shows no signs of getting off the wall anytime soon. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Listenersupported wnyc is the home for independent journalism and courageous conversation on air and online. With his insatiable appetite for adventure and exploratory mountaineering, yates leads unique expeditions to unclimbed peaks in the cordillera darwin in tierra del fuego, the wrangell stelias ranges on the alaskankon border, and. To be a serious climber, you have to be a little bit. On the remote siula grande in peru in june 1985, mountaineer simon yates found himself in a desperately unenviable position. Na simon wrote in the history books when he gave mitcheltonscott their first ever grand tour victory at the 2018 vuelta a espana.
Touching the void is a 1988 book by joe simpson, recounting his and simon yates successful. Simon yates is a british climber and has climbed with greg child, doug scott, andy cave, and other prominent climbers. As his new book hits the shelves, joe simpson, author of touching the. The twin of teammate adam, simon a proven to be one of the key grand tour contender. Along the way he reveals the mathematical undersides of controversies over dna testing, medical. Mountaineer simon yates is best known for being the man who cut the rope holding him to joe simpson, memorably documented joes book and now film, touching the void. Simpson plunged off the vertical face of an ice ledge, breaking his leg. Afterwards, yates continued mountaineering on the hardest routes. An episodic nature is inevitable with this form of book, but additionally i find the authors writing style stilted and simplistic, and sometimes his explanations on techniques or ethics appear laboured. In 2020 simon will lead a fantastic trip with world expeditions in bolivia. In the hours that followed, darkness fell and a blizzard raged as yates tried to lower his friend to safety. The author, an accomplished climber in his own right, is undeservedly most famous for cutting the rope on joe simpson during a descent of siula grande.
Simon yates is probably best known, much to his chagrin, as the guy who cut the rope on joe simpson during their descent of a new route on the west face of. A mountaineering travelogue of dazzling variety, the flame of adventure moves from the camaraderie of deprived russian climbers in the littleknown peaks in the tien shan to the awesome experience. The wild within by simon yates meet your next favorite book. The wild within by simon yates nook book ebook barnes. Simon yates is the one who cut the rope in joe simpsons awardwinning account of their epic struggle for survival in touching the void. Simon yates born 19920807 is a professional road racing cyclist from great britain, currently riding for mitcheltonscott.
Simon has nearly two decades of climbing experience all over the world, and has scaled some of the worlds most stunning peaks. Perhaps the most testing of all was one of the worlds largest vertical rockfaces, the 4, 000ft east face of the central tower of paine in. This is simon yates retelling of a 3 week expeditionstyle ascent of a remote bigwall in southern chile during christmas 1987 with three other british climbers. How we met joe simpson and simon yates the independent. During a career spanning more than thirty five years his travels have taken him from alaska in the west to new zealand in the east and from greenland to the antarctic. Write another book, go to south america in the new year 2011 and then back to alaska next spring. May 01, 1989 british climber joe simpson, then 24, had shattered his right leg in a fall near the 21,000foot summit of the siula grande mountain, leaving simon yates, then 21, with the almost impossible task. Simon yates, author of against the wall, takes us back to his early years as a climber the escapades and excitement of a young life lived on the edge and for the moment, when experience was allimportant and dramatic achievements and failures came as naturally as the hairraising risks themselves. Step outside your comfort zone and join simon yates on an expedition with the highest volcano in bolivia as the aim on a trip which includes three. In 1985, he climbed the west face of siula grande in the huayhuash mountain range in the peruvian andes with joe simpson. Simon yates is an internationally acclaimed mountaineer, adventurer and author best known for his involvement in the epic described in joe simpsons book touching the void. The author, an accomplished climber in his own right, is undeservedly most famous for cutting the rope on joe simpson during a. Best known for his harrowing expedition to the andes documented in touching the void, he continues to climb the most remote and rarely explored mountain ranges of the world. Simon yates has been at the forefront of exploratory mountaineering for over 3 decades, pioneering first ascents in the andes, alaska, greenland and the karakoram.
See the complete profile on linkedin and discover simons. Simon yates is a very graphic writer and keeps one on the edge of one,s seat. New swagger has simon yates looking to giro ditalia with total confidence. The math of life and death book by kit yates official. Simon yates is the one who cut the rope in joe simpsons awardwi. Portions of content provided by tivo corporation 2020 tivo corporation whats new. The book was in a very good condition as stated and arrived within a few days. In a prolific career spanning nearly thirty years simon has climbed worldwide with many of britains leading mountaineers including andy cave, mick fowler, andy parkin, paul pritchard and doug scott, establishing many first. He has worked as a mountain guide and now lectures and runs commercial expeditions. Best known as the climbing partner to joe simpson in touching the void epic, simon has developed a strong reputation as an engaging expedition leader. Against the wall by simon yates nook book ebook barnes. Simon yates mountaineer explorer corporate speaker.
Simon talks about some of the climbs that he has done and his new. He and his twin brother adam, who is also an international cyclist, were introduced to the sport by their parents at an early age. With his insatiable appetite for adventure and exploratory mountaineering, yates leads unique expeditions to unclimbed peaks in the cordillera darwin in tierra del fuego, the wrangellst elias ranges on the alaskanyukon border, and eastern greenland. Simon wrote in the history books when he gave mitcheltonscott their first ever grand tour victory at the 2018 vuelta a espana. Plonk 2007, the crossing 1990 and the big steal 1990. Joe simpson and his climbing partner, simon yates, had just reached the top of a 21,000foot peak in the andes when disaster struck. The wild within is the third book from simon yates, one of britains most accomplished and daring mountaineers. Yates has established itself as an integral part of new zealand gardening history, but much of the companys success rests on its ability to adapt to changes in lifestyle and to continue meeting the needs of gardeners in each new generation.
He won the gold medal in the points race at the 20 track cycling world championships. All would be and existing mountaineers to read this. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Simon yates is a one of the new stars of british cycling, alongside his twin brother adam yates. By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use. In a prolific career spanning nearly thirty years simon has climbed worldwide with many of britains leading mountaineers including andy cave, mick fowler,andy parkin.
Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the. The author, joe simpson, and his climbing partner, simon yates, attempted to ascend a perilous section of the peruvian andes. He was slowly being pulled off the mountain face by his injured partner, joe simpson, dangling on the rope 50 metres below. Join facebook to connect with simon yates and others you may know. Both brothers ride for the australian outfit mitcheltonscott. Simon yates powered away from his closest rivals to open up a gap of around a minute and a half from his nearest challenger, alejandro valverde cycling yates tightens grip on red jersey with.
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. The next day, yates carried on descending the mountain by himself. After reading joe simpsons books, i had a hankering to learn more about simon yates, the. Two immortals travel to earth to experience mortal life as simon and april. Triple peaks of bolivia with simon yates world expeditions.
In the math of life and death, yates takes us on a fascinating tour of everyday situations and grandscale applications of mathematical concepts, including exponential growth and decay, optimization, statistics and probability, and number systems. Simon yates mountaineer simon yates is one of the most famous and accomplished exploratory mountaineers of his time. May 20, 2018 simon yates increases giro ditalia lead with stunning stage 15 victory. Brings a refreshing modesty and dry humour to mountain speaking. Worldclass climber simon yates stories take you inside the mind games that. Simon philip yates born 7 august 1992 is a british road and track racing cyclist, who currently rides for uci worldteam mitcheltonscott. When he reached the crevasse he realized the situation that simpson had.1018 276 1383 1079 560 1410 865 993 613 1414 164 268 1038 176 63 140 710 1045 632 1155 1107 1117 1635 788 54 162 579 23 167 991 1125 858 612 739 912 1300 515 765 49