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Into thin air

a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster

1st Anchor Books trade pbk. ed.
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Into thin air

a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster

1st Anchor Books trade pbk. ed.
  • 4.29 ·
  • 24 Ratings
  • 223 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading
  • 27 Have read
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English
Pages
332

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"Reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion, Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996. He hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds..." "This is the terrifying story of what really happened that fateful day at the top of the world, during what would be the deadliest season in the history of Everest. In this harrowing yet breathtaking narrative, Krakauer takes the reader along with his ill-fated expedition, step by precarious step, from Katmandu to the mountain's pinnacle where, plagued by a combination of hubris, greed, poor judgment, and plain bad luck, they would fall prey to the mountain's unpredictable fury."--BOOK JACKET.

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Cover of: Into thin air
Into thin air: a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster
1999, Anchor Books/Doubleday
in English - 1st Anchor Books trade pbk. ed.
Cover of: Into thin air
Into thin air: a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster
1999, Anchor Books/Doubleday
in English - 1st Anchor Books trade pbk. ed.
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Into Thin Air
August 7, 1998, Pan Books
Paperback - New Ed edition
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Into thin air: a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster
1998, Villard
in English - 1st 1998 ed.
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Into Thin Air the
January 1, 1998, Arcade Publishing
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Into thin air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
1998, Anchor Books/Doubleday
in English - 1st Anchor Books ed.
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Cover of: Into thin air
Into thin air: a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster
1997, Villard
in English - 1st ed.
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Into Thin Air
1997, Villard Books
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New York

Edition Notes

"New afterword by the author"--Cover.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]).

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
796/.522/092
Library of Congress
GV199.44.E85 K725 1998

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxv, 332, [1] p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of pages
332

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24952246M
ISBN 10
0385494785
ISBN 13
9780385494786
OCLC/WorldCat
42967338

First Sentence

"Straddling the top of the world, one foot in China and the other in Nepal, I cleared the ice from my oxygen mask, hunched a shoulder against the wind, and stared absently down at the vastness of Tibet."

Work Description

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 the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds...Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed Outside journalist and author of the bestselling Into the Wild. Taking the reader step by step from Katmandu to the mountain's deadly pinnacle, Krakauer has his readers shaking on the edge of their seat. Beyond the terrors of this account, however, he also peers deeply into the myth of the world's tallest mountain. What is is about Everest that has compelled so many poeple--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.From the Paperback edition.

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