Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. Everest deals with trespassers harshly: the dead vanish beneath the snows. While the living struggle to explain what happened. omnibus Eric Sbipton The Six Mountain Travel Books (Diadem, London, and Into thin air: a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster Jon. Krakauer. By writing Into Thin Air, Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his This PDF FULL Into Thin Air book is not really ordinary book, you.

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    Editorial Reviews. Review. A bank of clouds was assembling on the combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions. Add Audible book to your download for just $ From Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. Copyright of Villard Books, a division of Random House, Inc. and electronic format by permission of. Into Thin Air: a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster by Jon Krakauer; 20 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Large type books, History.

    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 the perilous descent from 29, 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.

    Within days after the Outside article went to press, I discovered that a few of the details I'd reported were in error. Most were minor inaccuracies of the sort that inevitably creep into works of deadline journalism, but one of my blunders was in no sense minor, and it had a devastating impact on the friends and family of one of the victims.

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    Only slightly less disconcerting than the article's factual errors was the material that necessarily had to be omitted for lack of space. Mark Bryant, the editor of Outside, and Larry Burke, the publisher, had given me an extraordinary amount of room to tell the story: they ran the piece at 17, words -- four or five times as long as a typical magazine feature.

    Even so, I felt that it was much too abbreviated to do justice to the tragedy.

    The Everest climb had rocked my life to its core, and it became desperately important for me to record the events in complete detail, unconstrained by a limited number of column inches. This book is the fruit of that compulsion. The staggering unreliability of the human mind at high altitude made the research problematic.

    Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster

    To avoid relying excessively on my own perceptions, I interviewed most of the protagonists at great length and on multiple occasions.

    When possible I also corroborated details with radio logs maintained by people at Base Camp, where clear thought wasn't in such short supply. Readers familiar with the Outside article may notice discrepancies between certain details primarily matters of time reported in the magazine and those reported in the book; the revisions reflect new information that has come to light since publication of the magazine piece.

    Several authors and editors I respect counseled me not to write the book as quickly as I did; they urged me to wait two or three years and put some distance between me and the expedition in order to gain some crucial perspective.

    Their advice was sound, but in the end I ignored it -- mostly because what happened on the mountain was gnawing my guts out. I thought that writing the book might purge Everest from my life. It hasn't, of course.

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    Moreover, I agree that readers are often poorly served when an author writes as an act of catharsis, as I have done here. But I hoped something would be gained by spilling my soul in the calamity's immediate aftermath, in the roil and torment of the moment. By Jon Krakauer. Go to the editions section to read or download ebooks.

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    Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Into thin air: Everest Disaster October 19, , Anchor. Into Thin Air April 6, , Anchor. Into Thin Air December 1, , Villard. Readers waiting for this title: History Created December 9, 16 revisions Download catalog record: Libraries near you: WorldCat Library. Everest Disaster October 19, , Anchor in English. Hall in English. August 24,

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