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

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


 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  - Audio Book CD

Brand New (nevertheless shrink wrapped):    Unabridged  7 CDs 6 hrs

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 within the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to start his extended, risky lineage from 29,028 feet, twenty additional climbers were nonetheless pushing doggedly toward the best. No 1 had observed that the sky had started 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 fatigue and hypoxia, but secure. The following morning, he learned that six of his fellow climbers hadn't produced it back to their camp and were desperately trying for their lives. When the storm finally passed, five of them will be dead, and the sixth so horribly frostbitten that his proper hand would need to be amputated.audiobooks

Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and writer of the bestseller Into the Wild. On assignment for Outside Magazine to report found on the growing commercialization of the mountain, Krakauer, an accomplished climber, went to the Himalayas as a customer of Rob Hall, the many respected high-altitude guide in the globe. A rangy, thirty-five-year-old New Zealander, Hall had summited Everest 4 instances between 1990 and 1995 and had led thirty-nine climbers to the best. Ascending the mountain in close proximity to Hall's team was a guided journey led by Scott Fischer, a forty-year-old American with famous strength and drive who had climbed the peak without supplemental oxygen in 1994. But neither Hall nor Fischer survived the rogue storm that struck in May 1996.

Krakauer examines just what it is about Everest that has compelled numerous individuals -- including himself -- to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly topic themselves to such risk, hardship, and cost. Written with psychological quality and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer's eyewitness account of what occurred found on the rooftop of the globe is a singular achievement.

 About The Author JON KRAKAUER:

is the writer of Eiger Dreams, Into the Wild , and Into Thin Air , and is editor of the Modern Library Exploration series.

Born in 1954, Jon Krakauer grew up in Corvallis, Oregon, where his dad introduced him to mountaineering as an 8-year-old. After graduating from Hampshire College in 1976, Krakauer divided his time between Colorado, Alaska, and the Pacific Northwest, earning his living basically as a carpenter and commercial salmon fisherman, spending almost all of his free moments in the mountains. In 1977 he traveled alone to the remote Stikine Icecap in Southeast Alaska, went 3 weeks without encountering someone, and climbed a brand-new route on a graceful, daunting peak called the Devils Thumb. In 1992 he climbed the West Face of Cerro Torre in the Patagonian Andes (a mile-high spike of granite sheathed in a carapace of frozen rime, Cerro Torre was when considered the many difficult mountain on world.)

In May 1996 Krakauer reached the best of Mt. Everest, but during the lineage a storm engulfed the peak, taking the lives of 4 of the five teammates who climbed to the summit with him. An analysis of the calamity that he wrote for Outside magazine received a National Magazine Award. The unsparingly honest book he subsequently wrote about Everest, INTO THIN AIR, became a #1 New York Times bestseller and has been translated into 24 languages. It was moreover honored as the "Book of the Year" by TIME magazine, among the "Best Books of the Year" by the New York Times Book Analysis, a finalist for a 1997 National Book Critics Circle Award, and 1 of 3 finalists for the 1998 Pulitzer Prize in General Non-Fiction.

For the previous 2 years Krakauer's writing has been published in the loves of Outside, GEO, Architectural Digest, Rolling Stone, TIME, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and National Geographic. An post he wrote for Smithsonian about vulcanology received the 1997 Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism within the American Geophysical Union. His 1996 book, INTO THE WILD-about an idealistic young guy called Chris McCandless who perished in the Alaskan bush-spent over 2 years found on the New York Times bestseller list. This followed the publication of 2 books by Krakauer in 1990: EIGER DREAMS, a collection of his mountaineering essays, and ICELAND: LAND OF THE SAGAS, a book of his photographs.

In 1998 Krakauer established the Everest '96 Memorial Fund at the Boulder Community Foundation, endowing it with royalties from INTO THIN AIR. Created as a tribute to his companions lost on Everest, the fund delivers humanitarian help to the indigenous peoples of the Himalaya and supports companies functioning to maintain the all-natural environment throughout the globe. Krakauer equally serves found on the boards of the American Himalayan Foundation and the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation.

In 1999 Krakauer received an Academy Award in Literature within the American Academy of Arts and Letters-a prestigious honor intended "to honor writers of exceptional achievement." According to the Academy's citation, "Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of the best custom of investigative journalism with all the fashionable subtlety and deep understanding of the born author. His account of an ascent of Mount Everest has led to a general reevaluation of climbing and of the commercialization of what was when a romantic, solitary sport; while his account of the existence and death of Christopher McCandless, who died of starvation after challenging the Alaskan wilderness, delves more deeply and disturbingly into the fascination of nature and the devastating effects of its lure on a young and interested notice."
is the writer of Eiger Dreams, Into the Wild , and Into Thin Air , and is editor of the Modern Library Exploration series.

Into Thin Air : A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer  - Audio Book CD

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