In 1985, mountain climbers Joe Simpson and Simon Yates met in Chamonix in the French Alps. They were with a group of other climbers in their 20’s on a climbing trip but instantly got along. When the summer came to an end, the 25 and 21-year-old couldn’t wait to start their next climbing trip.
Joe and Simon dreamed of climbing bigger, more difficult mountains, so the following winter, the two moved back to their native England to work and save up enough money for their next trip. When the winter was over, they had enough for a trip to the Peruvian Andes…