Simon Yates – My Mountain LifeThursday, 28th February 2019 to Saturday, 20th April 2019
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 fifity metres below. His decision to cut the rope saved both their lives 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 mountaineering – but not Simon. Over thirty 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.
28th, PERTH. 7.30 p.m., Horsecross, 01738 621031
9th, MULL, 7.30 p.m., Comar
11th, OBAN, 7.30 p.m., Corran Halls 01631 567333
12th, BUXTON, 7.30 p.m., Pavilion Arts Centre, 01298 72190
14th, ISLE OF WIGHT, 7.30 p.m., Quay Arts, 01983 822490
18th, CHESHAM, 8.00 p.m., Elgiva, 01494 582900
19th, BATH, 7.30 p.m., Komedia, 01225 489070
20th, BRISTOL, 7.30 p.m., Chemistry Theatre, University of Bristol 0117 9299966
24th, NORTHAMPTON, 7.45 p.m., Royal and Derngate, 01604 624811
1st, EDINBURGH, 7.30 p.m., Royal Lyceum, 0131 2484848
3rd, ISLE OF EIGG, 7.30 p.m., Community Hall, 01687 347007
6th, CAERNARFON, 7.30 p.m., Galeri tickets
20th, YEOVIL, 7.30 p.m. Octagon, 01935 422884
COPIES OF SIMON'S THREE BOOKS AND A SELECTION OF POSTERS AND WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT EACH VENUE. HE IS HAPPY TO SIGN AND DEDICATE COPIES IF YOU WISH.