Touching the Void Questions

Posted: November 28, 2011

Touching the Void OP 110 (Value 30)   1.  What qualities did Joe have to posses in order to survive this ordeal?  (Value 5)                   2.  What decision would you have made if you were in Simon’s shoes, would you have cut the rope?  Why or why not? (Value 5)                   3.  When do the majority of climbing accidents happen during mountain climbing?  Why do you think this is the case? (Value 5)                   4.  Are there any steps in your mind that Joe and Simon could have taken in order to avoid this accident from occurring? (Value 5)                   5.  Research the climbing disaster on Mount Everest of 1996 and in a minimum of 250 words describe what happened. (Value 10)