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Into Thin Air:

Into Thin Air:

A personal account of the Mount Everest disaster (MP3)

by Jon Krakauer
MP3 CD
Publication Date: 01/11/2016
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Into Thin Air is the definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of Eiger Dreams and Into the Wild. On assignment for Outside magazine, Krakauer, an accomplished climber, went to the Himalayas to report on the growing commercialization of the planet's highest mountain. Everest has always been a dangerous mountain. From the first British expeditions in the 1920s until 1996, one climber has died for ever 4 who have attained the summit. This shocking death toll has not put a damper on the burgeoning business of guided ascents, however, in which amateur alpinists with alarmingly disparate skills are ushered up the mountain for a $65,000 fee. To ascend into the thin, frigid air above 26,000 feet - the cruising altitude of a commercial jetliner - is an inherently irrational act. The environment is unimaginably harsh, the margin for error miniscule. Krakauer examines what it is about Everest that has compelled so many people - including himself - to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concern 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 frank eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular.
ISBN:
9781489368126
9781489368126
Category:
Memory
Format:
MP3 CD
Publication Date:
01-11-2016
Publisher:
Audible/Bolinda Audio
Dimensions (mm):
130x150mm
Weight:
0.2kg
Jon Krakauer

Jon Krakauer is a mountaineer and the author of Eiger Dreams, Into the Wild (which was on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year and was made into a film starring Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart), Into Thin Air, Iceland, Under the Banner of Heaven and Where Men Win Glory. He is also the editor of the Modern Library Exploration series.

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