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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster Jon Krakauer 0385492081 9780385492089 When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadnt slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from th
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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer

When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadnt slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds... Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed Outside journalist and author of the bestselling Into the Wild. Taking the reader step by step from Katmandu to the mountains deadly pinnacle, Krakauer has his readers shaking on the edge of their seat. Beyond the terrors of this account, however, he also peers deeply into the myth of the worlds tallest mountain. What is is about Everest that has compelled so many poeple--including himself--to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense? Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauers eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement. From the Paperback edition.

Author: Jon Krakauer

Language: English

Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Pages: 416

Publisher: Anchor

Publication Date: 1998-04-06

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