B Then, believing his friend would never have survived the fall, he continued down the mountain alone.
C Neither could he grab hold of the cliff, because he was too far away from the rocks.
D With no food or water left and a real threat of hypothermia, they simply had to get off the mountain quickly.
E This is exactly what happened to Simon Yates.
F Simon's amazing courage and determination stopped him from giving up.
G In an unbelievable display of willpower, Joe managed to crawl seven miles down the mountain to safety.
H The mountain had never been conquered before.
In the summer of 1985, British mountaineers Joe Simpson and Simon Yates set out to climb Siula Grande, a 21,000-foot peak in the Peruvian Andes. | 2 | | So for two adventurous and bold young men, it represented an irresistible challenge.
Joe and Simon chose the most difficult way up the mountain for their ascent. Nevertheless, they reached the summit without any problems. For their descent, however, they decided to take an easier path.| 3 | | Joe slipped and broke his leg in three different places. In severe pain, he was completely crippled, unable to go on. Both climbers knew what this meant. | 4 | |So, against all odds, Simon decided to try to get his injured friend down to safety using a rope. He began lowering his friend down the mountain...one hundred incredibly painful metres at a time.
At first, things went well. But then, after one particular drop, Simon got no sound or signal back from Joe. Without knowing it, in the pitch black of the night, Simon had lowered his friend over the edge of a deep crevasse . Hanging over the cliff, Joe's fingers were so frostbitten that he was unable to climb back up the rope. | 5 | |
Simon knew he could not hold onto the rope forever without being pulled to his death himself. So, shaking with cold, he made the painful decision - later strongly criticised by some other mountaineers - to save his own life. He took a knife and cut the rope that tied him to his friend.| 6 | | But miraculously, Joe was not killed by his fall! He was badly injured, close to death in fact, and he had no food or water... but he was alive! And he was determined not to die alone!|7 | | It took him four days. Joe's great courage and extraordinary determination saved him.
If you want to learn more about Simon and Joe's extraordinary tale of adventure and survival, you can read Joe Simpson's book 'Touching the Void'. A film of the same name has also been made based on Joe's book!
2 She tripped over the hosepipe yesterday and badly bruised her ee/arm/shin/muscle.
3 Tom broke his toe/arm/leg/lip yesterday.
4 My grandma recently fell down the stairs and fractured her llarbone/throat/skull/hip.
5 Oh no, I think I've sprained my waist/ankle/ wrist/back!
6 I've got a stiff neck/shoulder/leg/heel.
7 I think I've done something to my back/ thumb/knee/hair.
8 Amy scratched her arm/face/brain/leg really badly while she was cutting the roses.
9 I've got a swollen lip/head/ankle/foot. He hurt his nail/head/neck/back in the car accident.
6 Choose the correct words, then check in a dictionary.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
(Andre Gide, French writer)
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