Cutting the rope

It seems the over dramatisation of climbing events struck a chord with the 1953 Everest expedition deputy leader, Sir Charles Evans.  In his “Eye on Everest” sketchbook, published in 1955, Evans features a sketch of the film director, shooting footage in and around Helyg, the Climbers Club Hut, wanting to cut the rope to make the film more interesting! I’ve just shared this with Simon Yates who found it rather poignant given the retelling of filming sequences for Touching the Void in his latest book The Wild Within, published March 2012.

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