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Into Thin Air A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

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ISBN-10: 0679457526

ISBN-13: 9780679457527

Edition: 1997

Authors: Jon Krakauer, Jon Krakauer

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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 he turned to begin his long, dangerous descent from 29,028 feet, twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly toward the top. No one had noticed that the sky had begun to fill with clouds. Six hours later and 3,000 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 in a desperate struggle for…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/22/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Jon Krakauer was born in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1954. He received a degree in environmental studies from Hampshire College in Massachusetts in 1976. He worked as a carpenter and fisherman. He also wrote articles on mountain climbing, which appeared in several publications including GQ, National Geographic, Architectural Digest, Playboy, The New Yorker, and Rolling Stone. In 1996, he climbed Mt. Everest, but a storm took the lives of four of the five teammates who reached the summit with him. An analysis of the calamity he wrote for Outside magazine received a National Magazine Award. An article he wrote for Smithsonian about volcanology received the 1997 Walter Sullivan Award for…