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

By: Krakauer, Jon

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7th printing. Small sticker removal mark on front endpaper. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 293 pp. 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 people -- 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.

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

Author: Krakauer, Jon

Illustrator: Rackliff, Randy; Karl, Anita

Categories: Mountaineering,

Edition: 7th Printing

Publisher: Villard: 1997

ISBN Number: 0679457526

ISBN Number 13: 9780679457527

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2277949