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Author: Jon Krakauer.
Imported from USA.
Into Thin Air is a riveting first-hand account of a catastrophic
expedition up Mount Everest. In March 1996, Outside magazine sent
veteran journalist and seasoned climber Jon Krakauer on an
expedition led by celebrated Everest guide Rob Hall. Despite the
expertise of Hall and the other leaders, by the end of summit day
eight people were dead. Krakauer's book is at once the story of
the ill-fated adventure and an analysis of the factors leading up
to its tragic end. Written within months of the events it
chronicles, Into Thin Air clearly evokes the majestic Everest
landscape. As the journey up the mountain progresses, Krakauer
puts it in context by recalling the triumphs and perils of other
Everest trips throughout history. The author's own anguish over
what happened on the mountain is palpable as he leads readers to
ponder timeless questions.