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

1997 . Non-fiction, Biography, Fantasy & Adventure . Jon Krakauer

9.0

Everyone

About the book

4.2/5.0

A 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 Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster.

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Year:

1997

Language:

English

Publisher:

Anchor Books

Pages:

368

ISBN:

0385494785 (ISBN13: 9780385494786)

Reviews

JB Bys

3 months ago

8

This was one of the books I read in preparation for my own ascent of Kilimanjaro. Even though Kili is not as extreme ...it can be dangerous. During our ascent we ran into foul weather pretty much the entire way. This book served as a reminder that Mother Nature will do as she pleases, one best watch and listen. Krakauer is an excellent writer. You feel the depth of emotion page by page. It will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Morten V Schroeder

7 months ago

10

Wow! This book just blew me away. What a fascinating, and tragic story! The book is extremely well written and describes the whole experience so well. It also does a great job of including tit-bits of mountaineering history and climbing facts that is scattered throughout the story. I couldn’t put it away and basically finished it in a week! Listened to it on Audible! Afterwards, I went into a complete rapid hole of googling Mount Everest and reading up on all the people! Amazing! Highly recommend 🙏

3 Comments

David Landsted

1 year ago

10

Fantastic story about a tragic expedition to Mount Everest in 1996. A MUST read for anyone interested in adventures and exploration

Mads Jacobsen

2 months ago

7

Gabriel Aleixo

2 months ago

10

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Jake Sinnott

3 months ago

9

Dagmar Øye

5 months ago

9

Elliot C

7 months ago

9

Melissa Sturgis

8 months ago

10

Levin Boris Christoffer

1 year ago

9

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