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Into Thin Air: A personal acct of the Mt Everest D

 

Category: Travel

 


Author:
Jon Krakauer

 

Copyright/published Year: 1998 by Anchor

 

ISBN: 0385492081

 

Binding: Paperback


Description:

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

 


Condition Information

This is a used book.

 

 

Condition Description

Some scuffs to edge and corners of cover. Several dog-eared pages. No writing in or on book. General paperback wear, bends in spine, possible bends from reading on the cover.

 

 

 

 

 


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