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Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 1996 climbing season on Mt. Everest was a tragic one: 12 people died in May alone. Nine of them, many of whom were clients and guides in two commercial expeditions, died in a single, two-day storm. Author Krakauer, an experienced climber and accomplished writer, was a member of one of the commercial expeditions working as a reporter for Outside magazine. The deaths and Krakauer's subsequent magazine article  Read more...
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Named Person: Jon Krakauer; Jon Krakauer
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Krakauer
OCLC Number: 192138351
Notes: Originally published: New York : Anchor Books/Doubleday, 1999. 1st Anchor Books trade pbk. ed.
"New afterword by the author"--Cover.
Description: Sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Jon Krakauer.

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The 1996 climbing season on Mt. Everest was a tragic one: 12 people died in May alone. Nine of them, many of whom were clients and guides in two commercial expeditions, died in a single, two-day storm. Author Krakauer, an experienced climber and accomplished writer, was a member of one of the commercial expeditions working as a reporter for Outside magazine. The deaths and Krakauer's subsequent magazine article caused a public debate on the role of guided expeditions to the world's highest mountain. This book is Krakauer's complete account of the events surrounding these deaths. His sensitive ... narrative gives [a] portrayal of the motivations, psychology, physical difficulties, and sociology associated with expeditions such as these. -Choice.

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