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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster - Krakauer, Jon
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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 his long, dangerous descent from 29,028 feet, twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly toward the top. No one had noticed that the sky had begun to fill with clouds. Six hours later and 3,000 feet lower, in 70-knot winds and blinding snow, Krakauer collapsed in his tent, freezing, hallucinating from exhaustion and hypoxia, but safe. The following morning, he learned that six of his fellow climbers hadn't made it back to their camp and were desperately struggling for their lives. When the storm finally passed, five of them would be dead, and the sixth so horribly frostbitten that his right hand would have to be amputated. Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of the bestseller Into the Wild. On assignment for Outside Magazine to report on the growing commercialization of the mountain, Krakauer, an accomplished climber, went to the Himalayas as a client of Rob Hall, the most respected high-altitude guide in the world. A rangy, thirty-five-year-old New Zealander, Hall had summited Everest four times between 1990 and 1995 and had led thirty-nine climbers to the top. Ascending the mountain in close proximity to Hall's team was a guided expedition led by Scott Fischer, a forty-year-old American with legendary strength and drive who had climbed the peak without supplemental oxygen in 1994. But neither Hall nor Fischer survived the rogue storm that struck in May 1996. Krakauer examines what it 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. Into the Wild is available on audio, read by actor Campbell Scott. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster Krakauer, Jon, Villard Books

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[EAN: 9780679457527], [SC: 5.17], [PU: Villard], ISBN 0679457526, EVEREST, MOUNTAINEERING, CLIMBING, MOUNTAIN, HIMALAYAS, Jacket, Boards, dj, VG/VG. xxiv+295pp, endpaper maps, 4pp b/w illustrations, slight water wrinkling to pp131-5, dustjacket rubbed at the edges, a nice copy. Account of the 1996 Everest Disaster when 9 climbers were killed during a storm. Krakauer had gone to Everest to report on the increasing commercialization of expeditions to the summit of Everest & it was these expeditions which came to grief. 600 grams.

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Hardback, [PU: Random House USA Inc], Last spring, Jon Krakauer, the acclaimed author of "Into the Wild", undertook a magazine assignment about expensive adventure/thrill trips around the world. And, in May, he went with an expedition to Mt. Everest, investigating how wise or safe it is to tackle the world's tallest peak. When disaster struck, killing eight climbers, Krakauer survived by luck, skill, and discipline. Now, he has writte, Climbing & Mountaineering

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

Krakauer, Jon

Title:

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

ISBN:

0679457526

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 his long, dangerous descent from 29,028 feet, twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly toward the top. No one had noticed that the sky had begun to fill with clouds. Six hours later and 3,000 feet lower, in 70-knot winds and blinding snow, Krakauer collapsed in his tent, freezing, hallucinating from exhaustion and hypoxia, but safe. The following morning he learned that six of his fellow climbers hadn't made it back to their camp and were in a desperate struggle for their lives. When the storm finally passed, five of them would be dead, and the sixth so horribly frostbitten that his right hand would have to be amputated. Krakauer examines what it 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 eye-witness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780679457527
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0679457526
Hardcover
Paperback
Publishing year: 1997
Publisher: VILLARD
320 Pages
Weight: 0,612 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 0679457526

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0-679-45752-6, 978-0-679-45752-7

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