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Into Thin Air: Personal Account of the Everest Disaster

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Jon Krakauer, a journalist and former mountaineer, is hired by Outside magazine to write an article on the commercialization of Everest as a mountain climbing destination. When he reaches the place and notices the preparation of the climbers, he decides that he wants to attempt scaling the peak too. Krakauer, who has mostly given up mountain climbing, has his interest rekindled and asks Outside magazine to delay the article by a year, as he trains for the climb. The former mountaineer ends up joining the worst Everest climbing expedition in history, a climb that resulted in a number of deaths. The lofty peaks of the Himalayas, especially Mount Everest, beckon adventurers by throwing a challenge at them - to do the impossible. Into Thin Air describes how scaling the peak has become a commercialized activity and how adventure companies offer an instant package climb, speeding up the training and acclimatization process and providing expert guides and sherpas. In this book, when Jon Krakauer joins a group, there are several other groups that are also simultaneously attempting the climb. The climb is structured into four camps, starting from Base Camp to Camp Four. The climbers can stop at any stage that they desire or push further. Climbers spend a few weeks at Base Camp and then attempt the climb. The climbers in Jon’s team have varied levels of experience, and while some of them are assured and confident mountain climbers with experience, others do not have any previous experience at all. As they progress higher into the mountain, they all begin to feel the effects of high altitude and thin air. The leader of Krakauer’s group, Rob Hall, fixes a cut-off time of 2pm, ordering that anyone who has not reached the peak by then has to turn back. But this deadline is not strictly enforced, and many climbers arrive late. Krakauer makes it before the fixed deadline and starts his descent after spending some time on top of the world. But the climbers who arrive late, from his own group and from other teams, are caught in a storm and many get lost. The guides and sherpas launch rescue attempts, but eight lives are lost, including Krakauer’s guide, Rob Hall. The book is a personalized and painful examination of the events, told with an undercurrent of the survivor’s guilt. The author tries to analyze what went wrong and who was responsible for so many deaths during a single climbing session.

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Jon Krakauer, a journalist and former mountaineer, is hired by Outside magazine to write an article on the commercialization of Everest as a mountain climbing destination. When he reaches the place and notices the preparation of the climbers, he decides that he wants to attempt scaling the peak too. Krakauer, who has mostly given up mountain climbing, has his interest rekindled and asks Outside magazine to delay the article by a year, as he trains for the climb. The former mountaineer ends up joining the worst Everest climbing expedition in history, a climb that resulted in a number of deaths. The lofty peaks of the Himalayas, especially Mount Everest, beckon adventurers by throwing a challenge at them - to do the impossible. Into Thin Air describes how scaling the peak has become a commercialized activity and how adventure companies offer an instant package climb, speeding up the training and acclimatization process and providing expert guides and sherpas. In this book, when Jon Krakauer joins a group, there are several other groups that are also simultaneously attempting the climb. The climb is structured into four camps, starting from Base Camp to Camp Four. The climbers can stop at any stage that they desire or push further. Climbers spend a few weeks at Base Camp and then attempt the climb. The climbers in Jon’s team have varied levels of experience, and while some of them are assured and confident mountain climbers with experience, others do not have any previous experience at all. As they progress higher into the mountain, they all begin to feel the effects of high altitude and thin air. The leader of Krakauer’s group, Rob Hall, fixes a cut-off time of 2pm, ordering that anyone who has not reached the peak by then has to turn back. But this deadline is not strictly enforced, and many climbers arrive late. Krakauer makes it before the fixed deadline and starts his descent after spending some time on top of the world. But the climbers who arrive late, from his own group and from other teams, are caught in a storm and many get lost. The guides and sherpas launch rescue attempts, but eight lives are lost, including Krakauer’s guide, Rob Hall. The book is a personalized and painful examination of the events, told with an undercurrent of the survivor’s guilt. The author tries to analyze what went wrong and who was responsible for so many deaths during a single climbing session.
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Title Into Thin Air: Personal Account of the Everest Disaster Height
Jon Krakauer Width
ISBN-13 9780330353977 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 0330353977 Spine Width
Publisher MacMillan General Books Pages 293
Edition New ed Availability Out Of Stock

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