Into Thin Air : A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
by Jon Krakauer
Editor: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
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Best-seller National A bank of clouds is to climb on the not-so-far horizon, but Jon Krakauer’s journalist and mountaineer, standing on the summit of Mt.Everest, did not see anything that “suggests that a murderer of the storm was carried down”He was wrongThe storm that caused five deaths and countless others–including Krakauer is plagued with guilt, would also cause disarray, would also give impetus In the Slim Air, Epic Krakauer count of May 1996 disasterBy writing Dans l’ Air Mince, Krakauer can hope to exorcise his own demons and dispel some of the painful questions that still surround the case.He takes great care to provide a balanced overview of the people and events he has attended and gives credit for Sherpas’ tireless and dedicated work.It also avoids blasting of easy targets like the Sable Pittman, the rich and worldly, who brought an espresso machine along the expedition.Krakauer is very personal, disaster investigation provides a lot of insight into what happened.But for Krakauer himself, however, further interviews and investigations only lead to the conclusion that his perceived failures are directly responsible for one of his comrades in the dead mountaineer.Clearly, Krakauer remains haunted by the catastrophe, and although he is concerned with a number of incidents in which he acted disinterestedly and even heroism, he seems unable to see the authorities objectively.Ultimately, despite his impartiality and even generous evaluation of the actions of others, he reserves a complete measure of vitriol for himself.This updated edition of In The Air Thin includes a vast new postscript that fascinates the fascinating light on the acrimonious debate that flared between Krakauer and Everest guide Anatoli Boukreev, in the wake of tragedy.I have no doubt that Bukreev’s intentions were good on the summit of the day,”writes Krakauer in postscript, dated August 1999.”What bothers me is Boukreev’s refusal to recognize the possibility that he even made a single one…”.
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