About this book
New title from the author of the award- winning "Touching the Void". In "Storms of Silence" Joe Simpson writes about the two expeditions he had to abandon. The first was to Gangchempo which was stopped by a snow storm. The second was to change his outlook on life. During an expedition to Cho Oyu in Tibet he had a disturbing encounter with a party of political refugees and became obsessed with stories of Chinese brutality in in the country.
During the expedition to Cho Oyu in Tibet, Joe Simpson has an encounter with a party of political refugees fleeing across the Tibetan border. He becomes obsessed with stories of Chinese brutality in the old world Tibet. Oppression abroad makes him see mindless violence in his home town of Sheffield in a new light.