Touching the Void - Movie Synopsis & Plot
Two friends, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, ascend the dangerous west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes, only to have their descent almost kill them. After Simpson's left leg is shattered, Yates attempts to lower him 300-feet at a time, but unknowingly drops him over the edge of a vertical cliff. After two hours of holding on, Yates cuts the rope and Simpson falls far into a crevice, with no hope of climbing out. Yates, believing his friend is dead, proceeds back to base camp, while Simpson, who somehow survived the fall, tries to figure out how to escape his icy prison. This movie is based on a true story.