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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
by Jon Krakauer

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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer Overview

A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster.

Jon Krakauer

About Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster Description

Jon Krakauer is an American writer and mountaineer, well-known for outdoor and mountain-climbing writing. https://www.facebook.com/jonkrakauer

Data Book Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

Original Title Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster ISBN 0385494785 (ISBN13: 9780385494786 ) Edition Language English Characters Rob Hall, Jon Krakauer setting Nepal Mount Everest Literary Awards Pulitzer Prize Nominee for General Nonfiction (1998), ALA Alex Award (1998), National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee for General Nonfiction (1997), Boardman Tasker Prize Nominee for Mountain Literature (1997) (105)