“My Mountain Life” by Simon Yates
On the remote Siula Grande in Peru in June 1985, mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in a desperately unenviable position. He was slowly being pulled off the mountain face by his injured partner, Joe Simpson, dangling on the rope 50 metres below. His action in cutting the rope saved both their lives in the epic of survival that followed and with the publication of the book ‘Touching The Void’ and the later film, both climbers became household names.
It was an experience that could have put many off the sport of mountaineering – but not Simon. Over 30 years later, he is still a very active exploratory climber and guide, making several expeditions to the mountains each year. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, Alaska to Central Asia there is hardly a significant range that he has not visited.
Come along and witness Simon’s tireless journey from that mountain in Peru to some of the remotest on the planet and share with him the drama, excitement and beauty of modern, lightweight alpinism. Told with wit, dry humour and lavishly illustrated with images and video collected on his great climbs.
“Simon is a totally engaging speaker, who both entertains and inspires.”
ENGLAND mini-winter tour 2020 (with a night in Scotland and another in Wales)
30th TUNBRIDGE WELLS 7-30pm Trinity Theatre 01892 678678
31st LINCOLN 6-00pm Drill Hall 01522 873894
3rd BEVERLEY 7-30pm – SOLD OUT – SECOND NIGHT ADDED
4th BEVERLEY 7-30pm East Riding Theatre 01482 874050
12th CARDIFF 7-30pm Glee Club 01871 4720400
24th SALTBURN 7-30pm Saltburn Arts Theatre 01287 624997
18th ALSTON 7-30pm Town Hall 01434 382244
24th ST ANDREWS 7-30pm The Byre Theatre 01334 47500
AUTUMN 2020 TOUR (save the date – booking opens soon)
17th MAIDENHEAD 7.30pm Norden Farm
18th CHESTERFIELD 7.30pm
22nd ISLE OF MAN 7.30pm The Studio @Ballakermeen
24th GIGGLESWICK 7.30pm Giggleswick School
25th WHITLEY BAY 7.30pm Playhouse
17th TRAFFORD 7.30pm Waterside
3rd SALISBURY 7.30pm
More dates are in progress for autumn 2020 – watch this space!
COPIES OF SIMON’S THREE BOOKS AND A SELECTION OF POSTERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT EACH VENUE, WHICH HE IS HAPPY TO SIGN AND DEDICATE IF YOU WISH.
We are looking now for venues and dates for autumn 2020. If you are a theatre or other venue interested in hosting Simon, please contact us for an information pack: firstname.lastname@example.org
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