I saw the movie "Touching the Void". What a great movie. There is also a site for No Ordinary Joe. I learned a lot about mountain climbing. I learned even more about people.
My wife says some things are too difficult to describe. After some thought, I have to agree. But I can to some extent, understand what both Joe and Simon went through.
I don't usually like true to life movies. This is a movie where I not only made an exception, but I will encourage others to go see it.
Watch the movie. You will not be disappointed.