Touching The Void

This BAFTA award for Best British Film tells the story of Joe Simpson’s epic survival following a climbing accident high in the Peruvian Andes. In true docu-drama style this film was shot on Siula Grande itself and in the Alps. As the specialist climbing cameraman on this production we certainly had our fair share of hairy moments as we sought to reconstruct the story in as realistic way as possible. Often we found ourselves working in temperatures as low as minus 20 with a 50 knot wind.