photo credits: Wikimedia Commons
country of citizenship: United Kingdom
language of expression: English
educated at: Ampleforth College
occupation: writer, motivational speaker, screenwriter, mountaineer
award received: NCR Book Award
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. He described the ordeal in his best-selling 1988 book Touching the Void, which was adapted into a 2003 documentary film of the same name.
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