Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Everest Disaster Krakauer, Jon

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Everest Disaster

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Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air is the true story of a 24-hour period on Everest, when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude, which ended in the worst single-season death toll in the peak's history.

In March 1996, Outside magazine sent veteran journalist and seasoned climber Jon Krakauer on an expedition led by celebrated Everest guide Rob Hall. Despite the expertise of Hall and the other leaders, by the end of summit day, eight people were dead. Krakauer's book is at once the story of the ill-fated adventure and an analysis of the factors leading up to its tragic end. Written within months of the events it chronicles, Into Thin Air clearly evokes the majestic Everest landscape.

As the journey up the mountain progresses, Krakauer puts it in context by recalling the triumphs and perils of other Everest trips throughout history. The author's own anguish over what happened on the mountain is palpable as he leads readers to ponder timeless questions.

One of the inspirations for the major motion picture Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781447200185
BY (AUTHOR) Krakauer, Jon
PUBLISHER : Pan Macmillan PUBLICATION DATE : July 01, 2011
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Pan Books
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 197 mm x 130 mm
WEIGHT : 264 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
Sports & Active outdoor recreation
DESCRIPTION : Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air is the true story of a 24-hour period on Everest, when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude, which ended in the worst single-season death toll in the peak's history. In March 1996, Outside magazine sent veteran journalist and seasoned climber Jon Krakauer on an expedition led by celebrated Everest guide Rob Hall. Despite the expertise of Hall and the other leaders, by the end of summit day, eight people were dead. Krakauer's book is at once the story of the ill-fated adventure and an analysis of the factors leading up to its tragic end. Written within months of the events it chronicles, Into Thin Air clearly evokes the majestic Everest landscape. As the journey up the mountain progresses, Krakauer puts it in context by recalling the triumphs and perils of other Everest trips throughout history. The author's own anguish over what happened on the mountain is palpable as he leads readers to ponder timeless questions.One of the inspirations for the major motion picture Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9781447200185 BY (AUTHOR) Krakauer, Jon PUBLISHER : Pan Macmillan PUBLICATION DATE : July 01, 2011 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Pan Books LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 197 mm x 130 mm WEIGHT : 264 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Biography, Literature & Literary studies Sports & Active outdoor recreation