Controlled Assessment: Touching the Void

Topics: Mind / Pages: 1 (1062 words) / Published: Feb 1st, 2015
Unit 3B: Controlled Assessment To produce a piece of writing inspired by a sequence from the film “Touching the Void” At the mountain, the freezing mountain, the mountain on danger, the mountain of death. Coververed in the unstable snow, the snow which was extremely slippery. Here I was hanging of the cliff, a really steep cliff, with only one rope for support. I didn’t dare look down, had to look up at all times. I had absolutely no idea how i was going to make it back up. My leg had snapped so i obviously could not use it to climb up. I was freezing, even my precious finger had gone numb. Only The Lord knew what i could have done, not me unfortunately. I didn’t do anything; just hung there on that one rope… for i was officially stuck. This was like being in the cold burning of hell, as my leg was starting to get to me.
In my mind, I was thinking of Simon. How was he getting on? What was he doing? I decided to give him a shout
‘Simon!!’ I cry but the strong blows of the wind cancelled out my calls and he doesn’t reply.
Fearfully looking down, I spotted the crevasse, the hole of darkness. The crevasse was waiting to eat me; the sparkling ice in the crevasse watching me. I knew for a fact if I dropped I would be dead. So I waited to die. I waited… and waiting…
Whoosh! The sound made when I found myself falling 200 mph. I was falling as fast as an avalanche. The “shocked” look appeared on my face as I was falling into the belly of the crevasse. I was the avalanche. My back cracked the teeth of the crevasse and I continued to fall. The never­ending fall. Suddenly, I landed on some sort of sloped area. I was trying to stop myself falling any lower.
This was the point when I noticed I was still alive. I was laughing with happiness, and joy filled my heart, because I was highly relieved to be alive. When I finally stopped laughing, I found myself shaking . Worried, I look to my right. Gasp. I looked, looked away and slowly looked back again,

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