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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster - Jon Krakauer
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The author describes his spring 1996 trek to Mt. Everest, a disastrous expedition that claimed the lives of eight climbers, and explains why he survived.
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The author describes his spring 1996 trek to Mt. Everest, a disastrous expedition that claimed the lives of eight climbers, and explains why he survived.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780613663618 (0613663616)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Pages no: 333
Edition language: English
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Purple People Readers
Purple People Readers rated it
4.0 Book Review: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Into Thin Air is both thrilling and terrifying. Not that I was considering it, but I will now never take mountain climbing as a hobby — especially mountains where high-altitude sickness is a problem. Krakauer includes the history of Mount Everest along with the day-to-day events of his expedition, w...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
5.0 Re-read after watching the movie Everest
Re-read June 2016I have a suspicion that Krakauer might be a bit of a jerk in real life, and I will admit I sometimes wonder why many of his books have a strong me bit. Yet, he is an immensely talented writer. He took some heat for this book. I should note that I read the earlier addition, the paper...
kingsoupnut
kingsoupnut rated it
4.5 Goddess, Mother of the World
Harrowing and yet totally fascinating. My interest in the 1996 Everest disaster spawned in the aftermath of viewing one of 2015s blockbuster films, simply titled Everest. My father and I took a trip to the cinema to see it on the eve of our first ever walk over striding edge ridge up to Helvellyn...
mage4mage
mage4mage rated it
4.0 Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
This was a really well-written book and I'm amazed the author was able to write it so soon after the disaster. I'm glad I finally got around to reading my father's copy from years ago.One thing that bothered me, though it is extremely minor in the grand scheme of things, I'm transgender so I feel li...
The Paperwhite Pauper
The Paperwhite Pauper rated it
5.0 Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
Fantastic read. I'm now officially hooked on mountaineering/disaster books. Thanks, Krakauer.
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