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Joe Simpson


Well-known for his 1988 memoir Coming in contact with the Void, Simpson recounts his treacherous climb from the Western Face from the Peruvian Andes’ Siula Grande peak in the bestselling book. He started climbing while going to Ampleforth University in North Yorkshire, Britain. Furthermore to his 1988 autobiographical function, Simpson released a novel entitled The Audio of Gravity (2011) and many other books. Given birth to in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to a English Army officer dad, he spent the majority of his child years in Britain. He was influenced to become rock and roll climber after reading Austrian climber Heinrich Harrer’s memoir The White colored Spider.

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Full Name Joe Simpson
Date Of Birth August 13, 1960
Place Of Birth Malaysia
Profession Mountain Climber
Education University of Edinburgh
Nationality English, British
Awards NCR Book Award
Movies Touching the Void
Star Sign Leo

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1He worked as a psychologist.
2Grandfather of Bronx Mowgli Wentz, Maxwell Drew Johnson, and Ace Knute Johnson.
3He has an older sister, Sally.
4Ex-father-in-law of Nick Lachey and Pete Wentz.
5Was a Baptist minister at the Heights Baptist Church, Richardson, Texas.
6Son of Curtis Taylor Simpson (1920-1985) and wife Joyce Alice Simpson (Adams) (1921-2001), a distant relative of Al Gore.
7Father, with Tina Simpson, of Jessica Simpson and Ashlee Simpson.



The Alectrix2013TV Series executive producer
Jessica Simpson: Happy Christmas2010TV Movie executive producer
Jessica Simpson: The Price of Beauty2010TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous2008producer
Women's Murder Club2007-2008TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes
Blonde Ambition2007producer
Employee of the Month2006producer
Undiscovered2005executive producer
Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive2005TV Series executive producer
Nick & Jessica's Tour of Duty2005TV Movie executive producer
The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour2004TV Movie executive producer
Nick & Jessica's Family Christmas2004TV Movie executive producer
The Ashlee Simpson Show2004TV Series executive producer
Jessica2004/IITV Short producer
Score2004TV Series co-executive producer
Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica2003TV Series producer



Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive2005TV Series creator



The Alectrix2013TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2005TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself
Punk'd2005TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesHimself
The Ashlee Simpson Show2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Teen Choice Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself
The Apprentice2004TV SeriesHimself
Making the Video2000TV Series documentaryHimself

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