Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster.

Title:Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780385494786
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  • Cassy

    Life got you down? Then join us on a guided expedition led by Capital Idiocy Inc. as we climb to... The Summit of MOUNT EVEREST For the bargain price of $65,000,[1] we will take you on the adventure...

  • karen

    RELEASE THE KRAKAUER!!!!seriously, it is time to just raze everest and be done with it already. i mean, it's big and impressive but it is just taking up all this room and killing people so why do we e...

  • jessica

    i havent left my house in 37 days and i think its finally getting to me because, after reading this, i immediately thought, ‘climbing everest sounds like fun.’ its official - ive gone insane._____...

  • Brigette

    I recently attended the Banff mountain film festival in Canada. One of the key speakers was Simone Moro, the close friend of Anatoli Boukreev, the climber who was killed in an avalanche several years ...

  • Petra-X

    Into Thin Air or Injustice (of many kinds) on the Mountain.Until almost the end this book was exactly as I expected it to be with just one exception. It was the story of a journalist climbing Mount Ev...

  • Steve

    Note to self: take climbing Everest off bucket list....

  • Matt

    “[T]he sort of individual who is programmed to ignore personal distress and keep pushing for the top is frequently programmed to disregard signs of grave and imminent danger as well. This forms the ...

  • Michelle

    This is not a review. I don’t feel like writing a review for this book, but I feel like I should at least say something about it because I did enjoy it. I mean, it did make me utter “Jesus Christ...

  • Paul Bryant

    This book suddenly became very relevant - no less than TEN climbers have died this week (18-25 May 2019) on Everest. The reason for this horrible turn of events is given as inexperienced guides leadin...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ “Everest has always been a magnet for kooks, publicity seekers, hopeless romantics, and others with a shaky hold on reality.” Wel...