Into Thin Air

by Jon Krakauer

Jon Krakauer’s personal account of 1996 Mount Everest disaster. Jon was on a mission to climb Everest sponsored by Outside Magazine with a commercial expedition team. Disaster struck killing 8. Jon lives to tell the story.

If you have heard of this book, it is also very possible you have heard of The Climb. A response to Into Thin Air, by another survivor Anatoli Boukreev, who was a guide on a different commercial expedition team. The issue of Into Thin Air I read has Jon’s response to The Climb. I got bored and called it a day before finishing the postscript.

If you have ever wondered how people climb Everest, this is the book you should buy. Read it. The language is a little tougher than Lance Armstrong’s It’s not about the bike.

I am giving away this book to a trekking friend Sudhi and KD another trekking friend has already asked Sudhi to pass it on 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Into Thin Air

  1. Benji! Funny that you should blog about Anatoli Boukreev’s book. I just got a copy a few days back. Love Jon’s book too. I thought Jon was more of a storyteller but was a bit too quick to pronounce judgement. Together, the books are unforgettable.

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