Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt Everest in the early afternoon of May he hadn t slept in fifty seven hours and was reeling from the brain altering effects of oxygen depletion As he

  • Title: Into Thin Air
  • Author: Jon Krakauer
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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, uWhen 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 cloudsInto 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.From the Paperback edition.

    Into Thin Air Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Mt Everest Disaster is a bestselling non fiction book written by Jon Krakauer It details Krakauer s experience in the Mount Everest disaster, in which eight climbers were killed and several others were stranded by a storm.Krakauer s expedition was led by guide Rob Hall.Other groups were trying to summit on the same day, including one led by Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Mt Everest Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Mt Everest Disaster Jon Krakauer, Randy Rackliff, Daniel Rembert, Caroline Cunningham, Anita Karl on FREE shipping on qualifying offers National Bestseller A bank of clouds was assembling on the not so distant horizon Into Thin Air eBook Jon Krakauer Kindle Store Into Thin Air s such a riveting read that it deserves five stars, and a permanent place on my overcrowded shelves However, I must note that the book itself or rather, the Outlook article which was responsible for Krakauer s presence on this expedition in the first place is the real reason so many people died on the mountain that day. Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Into Thin Air book Read , reviews from the world s largest community for readers A bank of clouds was assembling on the not so distant horizon, bu Into Thin Air TV Movie Directed by Roger Young With Ellen Burstyn, Robert Prosky, Sam Robards, Nicholas Pryor Ellen Burstyn stars as the Canadian mother of a college student who vanishes mysteriously while driving back to school in the states After having no luck from the police, she hires a private detective Robert Prosky to help her Their tenacious pursuit of clues uncovers the grim details of her son s fate Into Thin Air Death on Everest TV Movie Directed by Robert Markowitz With Peter Horton, Nathaniel Parker, Richard Jenkins, Christopher McDonald An adaptation of Jon Krakauer s best selling book, Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Mt Everest Disaster It attempts to recreate the disastrous events that took place during the Mount Everest climb on May , It also follows Krakauer and portrays what he was going through Into Thin Air Death on Everest Into Thin Air Death on Everest is a American disaster television film based on Jon Krakauer s memoir Into Thin Air The film, directed by Robert Markowitz and written by Robert J Avrech, tells the story of the Mount Everest disaster.It was broadcast on the American Broadcasting Company on November , . SparkNotes Into Thin Air Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis See a complete list of the characters in Into Thin Air and in depth analyses of Jon Krakauer, Rob Hall, Andy Harris, Sandy Pittman, and Beck Weathers Into Thin Air Whalen English Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer I stood atop Mount Everest, gasping for air at the topmost limit of earth s atmosphere Standing on the top of the world, I cleared the ice from my oxygen mask, put my shoulder SparkNotes Into Thin Air Themes A summary of Themes in Jon Krakauer s Into Thin Air Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Into Thin Air and what it means Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans.

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    • Life got you down? Then join us on a guided expedition led by Capital Idiocy Inc. as we climb toThe Summit of MOUNT EVERESTFor the bargain price of $65,000,[1] we will take you on the adventure of a lifetime full of scenic views,[2] camaraderie,[3] and athleticism.[4]Worried that you lack the necessary climbing experience? Don’t be discouraged![5] While Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, it is not the most technically challenging climb. And in addition to our expertise and men [...]


    • 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 even need it anymore?? can't we just get over it? really, i think it has reached its peak and is all downhill from hereameless punning aside this started out as an article that KRAKAUER was asked to write for outside magazine about the commercialization of everest. it should embarrass us that somethi [...]


    • 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 ago on Annapurna and whom Krakauer pretty much vilifies in this book as not having done enough to save the lives of those caught in the blizzard on Mount Everest in May of 1996. Needless to say, the vibe in the room was chilly whenever the subject of Krakauer's version of events came up; he was accu [...]


    • 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” out loud more than one time, and I don’t often talk to myself while I am reading a book.(I almost want to post a picture of a LOLcat with a caption that says “This buk wuz gud,” but I don’t have one.)So…These are a few things I learned from reading this book:1. If a person decides to cl [...]


    • Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/“Everest has always been a magnet for kooks, publicity seekers, hopeless romantics, and others with a shaky hold on reality.”Welcome to one of Kelly’s creepy obsessions! (Advance apologies - this might get rambly.) Okay, so I’m totally obsessed with all things Everest and CAN. NOT. WAIT. to see the movie that details the same tragic events which are covered in this book (even though just watching the preview in IMAX 3-D made me have diarrhea). I h [...]


    • I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the biggest fan of non-fiction. I prefer to listen to podcasts or interviews, rather than read straight-up non-fiction about a certain topic. And as someone who isn't particularly interested in climbing or sports in general, this wouldn't be a book that I'd normally read. But I'm so glad that I did.It definitely reads more like a memoir, since the author was present for the events of the story. That made it a much more palatable read for me, rather than a [...]


    • Utterly harrowing and propulsive. I could not put this book down. This is another book that details people's misguided quests to conquer nature--to see nature as something to be conquered. It's also another great cold-weather read, to make you realize that, really, it's not so cold out after all.


    • 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 Everest both as a journalist and as a mountaineer. Ideal getting paid to do your hobby! It was interesting because Krakauer is a damn good writer and because its fascinating to see the details of how the mountain is climbed. Its also disappointing because few individuals do it by themselves, without a [...]


    • What a read to start 2018! I enjoyed the majority of this, and I'll admit I fell down a bit of a black hole when it came to the controversy behind Krakauer's perspective. Review will be up tomorrow! :)



    • I can't even imagine how Jon Krakauer was able to write this story which came out in 2007, just one year after the deadly expedition in May 1996.where nine climbers were killed on Mount Everest. Krakauer is an astonishing journalist, and writer. His telling 'this' story was particularly compelling being an experienced climber himself. He was physically there when the tragedy took place. "Descending from Camp Four after the storm, at 25,000 feet, Krakauer turned to look back at the upper reaches [...]


    • This book was well told. At times I felt oxygen deprived and often this made me unaware of tragedy. I am not a huge fan of non-fiction but this is worth a read.


    • This is the most defaced book I ever read. It must have been used in a school at one point. Up to page 69 there are two different people highlighting passages in pink and green but then in the margins, suddenly there is this:Katie is Eric’s fave, to bad for him, he is silly, I hope he’s a good kisserAnd then on page 77, which otherwise would be blank:This is the most boring book I have ever read, I swear if anyone read this book by choice they are the biggest idiot in the worldJason is such [...]


    • Several authors and editors I respect counseled me not to write the book as quickly as I did; they urged me to wait two or three years and put some distance between me and the expedition in order to gain some crucial perspective. Their advice was sound, but in the end I ignored it- mostly because what happened on the mountain was gnawing my guts out. I thought that writing the book might purge Everest from my life. It hasn’t of course. But it is the way this reads, as Jon Krakauer, a client of [...]


    • Does your dream holiday involve spending north of fifty grand to risk a fatal aneurysm, walk past the dead bodies of weaker adventurers who’ve come before you and possibly lose your fingers, toes and nose, if not your life? If so, then step right up to climb Mount Everest!Seriously though, If you’ve ever thought you might like to climb Everest, read this book. If you still want to attempt the highest mountain in the world after finishing Into Thin Air, you are a braver person than I.This is [...]


    • Jon Krakauer standing on the summit of Mt. Everest."Straddling the top of the world, one foot in China and the other in Nepal, I cleared the ice out of my oxygen mask, hunched a shoulder against the wind, and stared down into the vastness of Tibet".You have heard the saying, "truth is stranger than fiction". In this case truth is more frightening, more compelling than fiction. This is the first hand account of the 1996 tragedy on Mt. Everest that claimed the lives of 12 mountaineers, many of the [...]


    • Read within the span of 10 hours. This is not a hard read, well, if you take out the subject matter. I picked this up because 'Into the Wild' has been out or on hold for months at the library so I thought I'd at least get a feel for Jon Krakauer's writing style. I also have to admit that it wasn't the writing style that sold me, not that it isn't well done, but usually I'm not drawn to 'personal accounts' or non-fiction, in general, unless it is a subject that really fascinates me. I'm an escapi [...]


    • ***NO SPOILERS*** May 10, 1996 was a very, very bad day to be climbing to “the roof of the world.” On that day, journalist and avid mountain climber Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest with a group as part of a guided expedition. He was on assignment for “Outside” magazine and was one of the few in his group to survive this expedition after a ferocious storm hit out of the blue. Into Thin Air is as much a meticulous detailing of this tragedy as it is a personal catharsis, and [...]


    • If Krakauer's intention was to kill all of our romantic ideas about mountain climbing with this book, he undoubtedly succeeded. Whatever idealistic notions of bravery, athleticism, adventure, and brotherhood I had about this "sport", are now gone forever.What Krakauer delivers instead is a very tough picture of people who are ready to risk their lives and lives of those around them (guides, Sherpas, rescue workers) for the purpose of satisfying some masochistic macho aspirations of theirs or, ev [...]


    • I'm just going to come out and say it: I just don't get it.Even after reading this book, I just cannot understand why anybody would want to climb Everest. If nobody had ever done it before, I could understand it from the perspective of exploration and new discoveries, but this is a mountain that has now been climbed so often it has a serious garbage problem. From Jon Krakauer's descriptions in this book, it actually sounds like a bit of a shithole (or the opposite of a hole, I suppose).Krakauer [...]


    • This is probably the best climbing book I have read despite the controversy surrounding some aspects. It was as enthralling as books like Endurance and as readable. I was with the author on the mountain and felt the terrible pain of the losses they endured, the guilt of the survivors and the many "what ifs" after the event.The author relays his personal experiences climbing Everest in 1996 with a number of groups. This was the tragic year when many of the participants didn't make it off the moun [...]


    • About a year ago, I read a book called Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth which was basically all about finding the basement of the earth. A group of cave divers descended into a seemingly bottomless cave full of all sorts of unknown danger. For some reason after finishing it, I didn’t return to any exploration books even though this tale fascinated me. It wasn’t until recently when I listened to an episode of Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier’s SModcast in which Mo [...]


    • I started this year with one fantastic book. Let me say that you do not have to be interested in mountain climbing to enjoy this true story of the 1996 tragedy on Mount Everest, written by one who was there. It is an amazing story and will have you still asking the question "why does man climb mountains". Someone once said "because they are there" but that really isn't the answer. I have put a quote by a famous mountaineer at the end of this review which partially explains that enigmaThe author, [...]


    • Jon Krakauer is a student of extreme behaviors and those who engage in them, and he happened to be on Mt. Everest during the notorious May 10-11, 1996, disaster. A series of seemingly minor mishaps, oversights, and questionable decisions kept climbers moving up the mountain hours later than any reasonable turnaround time. At 29,000 feet, that would have been bad enough given cold, hypoxia, and a finite supply of supplemental oxygen, but an unexpected storm that moved in from the south turned a p [...]



    • My 5 star rating reflects both the quality of the book and a lifetime passion for mountains. I've devoured in the past all books and magazine articles I could find, following climbers from Cerro Torres to Eiger or Matterhorn, Trango Towers, Kilimanjaro or McKinley. The Jewels in the Crown have always been the Himalayan peaks, with their musical names promising adventure and fame to the bold and determined climber: Nanga Parbat, Makalu, Annapurna, Kangchenjunga, Chomolungma, Lhotse, Dhaulagiri, G [...]


    • I had no idea what shelf to put this on. So I made up a new one, lacking the number of characters needed, this shelf should be called, true stories about things I would never do or try to do. But maybe that is a lie. Like Krakauer I too have had a near death experience while engaged in 'climbing', like the doomed people in this book, my own life was possibly endangered by faulty decisions made by those who are being paid to know better. My own experience is pretty undramatic, and was rectified i [...]


    • I live in Seattle and on a reasonably clear day Mount Rainier, at 14,000+ feet, graces the skyline with her majestic beauty and mystique. Sometimes it looks like you can reach out and touch it. It has an undeniable allure. There are lots and lots of climbers up there every year, and it is a highly desirable North American peak for people to scale that still offers challenge and excitement and danger. High altitude mountain climbing is not for the faint of heart yet it is easy to understand how p [...]


    • Unfortunately, the 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 nub of a dilemma that every Everest climber eventually comes up against: in order to succeed you must be exceedingly driven, but if you're too driven you're likely to die. Above 26,000 feet, moreover, the line between appropriate zeal and reckless summit fever becomes grievously thin. Thus [...]


    • I have never read a non-fiction which was literally unputdownable, the way this book was. I just couldnt keep it aside for a minute and finished reading it in 2 days! I dont remember finishing a non-fiction that fast. Now it is one of my all-time favourites.I love to travel and I am adventurous at heart (even though I have never done anything adventurous in my life). As a result, I reallyyyyy liked this book."In order to succeed you must be exceedingly driven, but if you're too driven you're lik [...]


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