The Neasham Reading Room is hosting ‘My Mountain Life’: an illustrated presentation by Simon Yates’ (pictured) on Thursday 20th September 7.30pm, tickets £10.

On the remote Siula Grande in Peru in 1985, mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in a desperate position. He was slowly being pulled off the mountain by his injured partner, Joe Simpson, dangling on the rope 50m below. His decision to cut the rope saved both their lives in the epic survival that followed. With the publication of the book ‘Touching the Void’ and the later film, both men became household names.

It was an experience that could put many off mountaineering, but not Simon. Thirty years later he is still an 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 he has not visited.

Learn more about Simon’s tireless journey from that Peru mountain to some of the planet’s remotest and share 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.

  • Doors open 7pm, presentation starts 7.30pm, until about 10pm.
  • To reserve tickets, visit the NRR website.