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Touching the Void Official Trailer #1 – Nicholas Aaron Movie (2003) HD

This Film is in no way a eerie or creepy movie which is what I thought originally & debated whether I should waste my time scaring myself instead of relaxing to a more positive story, it therefore took me a few weeks to be in a curious mood enough to watch it.
Well, I was in for a surprise.
I agree, you have to be in a specific mood & not everyone may like the settings which oscillates between a movie & documentary but oh! so enriching!
You come out of it understanding what is vital for physical as much as for mental survival, it broaches the moral debates of crucial decisions in desperate times & there are bound to be conflicting opinions there but all in all if you want to be jolted from your every day routine & the complacency, torpor or maybe frustration that goes with it… this is your film.
Most of all even though he came so close to death, his ordeal didn’t stop him picking himself back up, get on with his life & going further with what he enjoyed most… climbing!
Most, myself included would have blocked totally at the fear of it happening again, that I found was a powerful message.
You can follow his next expedition in “The beckoning silence” on You Tube.
The first full length film “Touching the void” is on YouTube but I didn’t want to use up space on my blog so I thought the trailer will be enough to spur you into action 🙂
Let me know what impressions it left on you.
Have a lovely weekend!

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Published on 5 Oct 2012
Touching the Void Trailer – Directed by Kevin Macdonald and starring Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron, Richard Hawking, Joe Simpson, Simon Yates. The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

MGM – 2003
Film & Animation
Standard YouTube Licence


Our most prized-May 1995 adjusted on January 2013



This poem was inspired by the disadvantages of distances separating us from…

Our most prized

The need, the warmth
Living so far apart
Precious time wasted
Each preoccupied

With their lives
Working day in
Day out, slipping
Into the bed of

A satisfying day
Yet nostalgia

Stealing eventually
Into a few suitcases
Memories and laughter
Till it bursts so we

Will not go missing…
Wait, count the months,
Days… To cozen distance (1)
Bargain again

And pack a rod
Of love from
Our most prized…


v. coz•ened, coz•en•ing, coz•ens
1. To mislead by means of a petty trick or fraud; deceive.
2. To persuade or induce to do something by cajoling or wheedling.
3. To obtain by deceit or persuasion.
To act deceitfully.
[Perhaps from Middle English cosin, fraud, trickery.]

the cove full documentary ( following of painting )

Having shown my painting to a close one, I was suggested to
see the film, I had not known, existed which, I am now posting to you.

This documentary is brilliant, fascinating and grabs your attention from
the word go.

It has no political intentions, just the love for animals, mammals… on this planet.

This blog is a neutral one. It is my haven of peace and I intend to keep it that way 🙂

Problem nearly solved :)

Encouragement, feedback, support

Encouragement, feedback, support

Well, the good side of this story is, that I got so much support from my fellow bloggers that I’d like to thank them in this post for their kind and patient instructions to the new system I still am having slight problems with. ( My 1st photo enlarges but the others go to a restricted area )

I would like to thank, Lizziejoy10 for her constant support since my first steps into the blog world.
Gabi coatsworth for her kind instructions and last but not least, Alice for her equally kind guidance.
Without your support, I would’ve had a much more complicated and harder time!
Thanks again 🙂