Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon KrakauerA bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down. He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauers--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauers epic account of the May 1996 disaster.
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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.
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When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, , 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, feet, twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly toward the top.