This month the History Channel screens a follow up to the acclaimed survival film Touching The Void.
That film told the epic story of climber Joe Simpson’s battle for survival in the Andes. But the question on everyone‟s lips was: what happened next? The Beckoning Silence helps to provide answers.
After the accident, Simpson’s injuries were so severe he was told he’d never climb again. But knowing that he couldn’t give it up forced Simpson to confront a fundamental question: why, after coming so close to death, did he feel compelled to continue climbing?
In his quest for answers, Simpson journeys back to where it all started for him, on the treacherous North Face of the Eiger.
In this Emmy-winning adventure film with a difference, Simpson finally confronts his demons on the Eiger and rediscovers the thrill of the climb that makes him feel so alive.
Do not attempt this at home!
It screens Thursday, July 16, at 10.00pm on the History Channel.