Joe Simpson has been working on plans for a new television project that takes him back into the mountains. We hope to announce full details of this exciting new documentary in September. This trip takes him back to territory that is more than familiar to Joe, yet may present him with his greatest challenge since […]
Sorry for the delay in updating you on Joe’s next visit to the big screen but due to delays in negiotations, there has been little movement. We shall let you know about any progress as soon as we do!
Darlow Smithson Productions has been commissioned by Channel 4 in the U.K. to produce The Beckoning Silence, a 90-minute drama-documentary special based on mountain climber Joe Simpson’s best-selling book of the same name. The Beckoning Silence is due for delivery this August. Filmed in HD, it is being produced and directed by Louise Osmond, award-winning […]
Joe has returned from filming the Beckoning Silence. He kept a diary during the considerable down time that seems to come with a filming project. You can now view it in the “Articles” section of this web site.
Joe Simpson’s – ‘The Beckoning Silence’ – Gala Premiere KLC 9:30am -12:00 noon £12 A chance to see the feature length sequel to ‘Touching the Void’ and then to hear how it was made with Joe Simpson and the production team including director Louise Osmond, producer John Smithson, cameraman Keith Partridge and logistic manager Brian […]
LEGENDARY mountaineer and award-winning author Joe Simpson today scaled the dizzy heights of Sheffield stardom when he became the latest celeb to be inducted into the city’s ‘Walk of Fame’. The climber found fame with his book Touching the Void, which chronicled his heroic fight for life following a mountaineering accident in the Peruvian Andes […]
“I was sorry to learn late last night of the death of Sir Edmund Hillary at the age of 88. A colossus of a man both in his physical stature and the height of his acheivements, of which the ascent of Everest in 1953 was just the beginning. He was throughout his life remarkably grounded, […]
On 24th November Joe Simpson’s documentary ‘The Beckoning Silence’ was awarded an Emmy. The Emmy adds to the honours for Joe’s previous documentary, ‘Touching The Void’ which was Oscar nominated and won a BAFTA. To celebrate we are offering the DVD and the hard back book for the price of just the book, £17.99 and […]
You may have thought that Joe Simpson had bowed out of high standard mountaineering. But you’d be wrong. The well-known Sheffield-based author, motivational speaker and climber has recently put up a new route, solo, on the South Face of Nepal’s popular Mera Peak. 6,470m Mera is one of the most frequented Trekking Peaks in Nepal, a […]
For the first time since the release of the film of “Touching the Void”, Joe will speak publicly at The Outdoors Show about what happened in the Peruvian Andes, when the rope suspending him above the crevasse was cut and his life or death struggle ensued. Joe will be available after his talks at the […]