Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest

[Download] ➾ Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster Author Jon Krakauer – Chickenshedcafe.uk 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 heWhen 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 his long dangerous descent from 29028 feet twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly toward the topNo one had noticed that the sky had begun to fill with clouds Six hours later and 3000 feet lower in 70 knot winds and blinding snow Krakauer collapsed in his tent freezing hallucinating from exhaustion and hypoxia but safe The following morning he learned that six of his fellow climbers hadn't made it back to their camp and were desperately struggling for their lives When the storm.

Finally passed five of them would be dead and the sixth so horribly frostbitten that his right hand would have to be amputatedInto Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of the bestseller Into the Wild On assignment for Outside Magazine to report on the growing commercialization of the mountain Krakauer an accomplished climber went to the Himalayas as a client of Rob Hall the most respected high altitude guide in the worldA rangy thirty five year old New Zealander Hall had summited Everest four times between 1990 and 1995 and had led thirty nine climbers to the top Ascending the mountain in close proximity to Hall's.

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