The Beckoning Silence is about the siren song of fear and author Joe Simpon's struggle to come to terms with it.
Author: Joe Simpson
Softcover; 315 pages; full-color and black-and-white photographs
In a series of adventures that takes the reader from Bolivia to the Alps, from Colorado to Spain, Simpson explores the enchantment of rock and ice and the forces that drive him to climb in the face of extreme risk. An attempt on the hooded, mile-high north face of the Eiger is meant to cap his career--but this final adventure would itself be touched by tragedy. Here he questions the pursuit to which he has devoted his entire life.