“Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster,” by Jon Krakauer, is an account of the author’s journey to Mount Everest and his experiences during the disastrous 1996 climbing season. Krakauer provides a detailed first-hand account of what went wrong on Mount Everest that year, from the initial planning stages all the way through to the tragic end. The book is full of harrowing stories from climbers who lost their lives that fateful day, as well as those who narrowly escaped with their own lives.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who is interested in mountaineering, adventure travel, or the history of Everest. It provides a detailed look into what can go wrong during an expedition to Mount Everest, and offers an inside glimpse into the world of high-altitude climbing.
- This is a detailed account of the 1996 Mt. Everest disaster
- It is written by Jon Krakauer, who was actually there on Mount Everest during the tragedy
- The book contains firsthand stories from climbers who were involved in the disaster
- It is very detailed and may be too dense for some readers.
- It can be depressing to read about the many lives that were lost on Mount Everest.
- Some of the descriptions of the climb are quite graphic and may be disturbing for some people.
Learn more about the author
Jon Krakauer is an American writer and outdoorsman. He is best known for his work on mountaineering and outdoor writing, including the bestselling book “Into Thin Air.” Born in Brookline, Massachusetts, Krakauer began his writing career as a journalist for.
“Into Thin Air is a riveting account of the 1996 Mt. Everest disaster written by one of the climbers who barely made it off the mountain alive. Jon Krakauer offers an inside look at what went wrong on that fateful day, from inappropriate planning and bad weather to faulty equipment and poor decision-making. His firsthand account is chilling, but ultimately full of heroic tales as well.”
“Into Thin Air is the best book I have ever read. It’s a fascinating, inside look at what can go wrong on Mount Everest, and it kept me riveted to the pages until the very end.”
“An astonishing book . . . Gripping, horrifying, and ultimately spellbinding.”
“A riveting, edge-of-your-seat account of a tragic climbing season. “