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

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When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't 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 mountain's 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 world's 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, Krakauer's eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement.

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The author of Into the Wild describes his spring 1996 trek to Mt. Everest, an expedition that ended in disaster, claiming the lives of eight climbers, and explains why he survived, in a definitive, firsthand account of the tragedy. 150,000 first printing. Tour.

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Jon Krakauer, author of three books, including the acclaimed bestseller Into the Wild, is a contributing editor of Outside Magazine.He and his wife live in Seattle.

About the Author

Jon Krakauer is a part-time mountaineer and a full-time writer. He is a contributing editor at Outside magazine and writes for many national magazines and newspapers. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679462712
Subtitle:
A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
Publisher:
Villard
Introduction:
Krakauer, Jon
Author:
Krakauer, Jon
Author:
Jon Krakauer
Subject:
Specific Groups
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Mountaineering accidents
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Specific Groups - General
Subject:
Travel-Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Sports & Recreation-Mountaineering
Subject:
Travel : Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Specific Groups - General
Subject:
Sports & Recreation : Mountaineering
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Sports - General
Subject:
Everest, mount (china and nepal)
Subject:
Mountaineering expeditions -- Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
Subject:
Mountaineering expeditions
Subject:
Mountain Madness (Firm)
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Outdoors-Mountaineering
Subject:
Outdoors - Mountaineering Literature
Subject:
Nature : Mountains
Subject:
Nature : Ecosystems & Habitats - Mountains
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19970422
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
293

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Sports
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Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Lore and Survival
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Mountaineering » General

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Product details 293 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780679462712 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The author of Into the Wild describes his spring 1996 trek to Mt. Everest, an expedition that ended in disaster, claiming the lives of eight climbers, and explains why he survived, in a definitive, firsthand account of the tragedy. 150,000 first printing. Tour.
"Synopsis" by , Jon Krakauer, author of three books, including the acclaimed bestseller Into the Wild, is a contributing editor of Outside Magazine.He and his wife live in Seattle.
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