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Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster

Author: Jon Krakauer; Randy Rackliff
Publisher: New York, New York : Anchor Books, 1999. ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Anchor books trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion, Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996. He hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds ..."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Erlebnisbericht
Named Person: Jon Krakauer; Jon Krakauer; Jon Krakauer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Krakauer; Randy Rackliff
ISBN: 0385494785 9780385494786 9780780780989 0780780981 9780679457527 0679457526 0375502807 9780375502804 9780333717523 0333727525 9780333727522 9780385494786 033371752X
OCLC Number: 42967338
Notes: "New afterword by the author"--Cover.
Awards: Alex Award, 1998.
Description: xxv, 333 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 21 cm
Contents: Everest summit, May 10, 1996, 29,028 ft --
Dehra Dun, India, 1852, 2,234 ft --
Over northern India, March 29, 1996, 30,000 ft --
Phakoing, March 31, 1996, 9,186 ft --
Lobuje, April 8, 1996, 16,200 ft --
Everest base camp, April 12, 1996, 17,600 ft --
Camp One, April 13, 1996, 19,500 ft --
Camp One, April 16, 1996, 19,500 ft --
Camp Two, April 28, 1996, 21,300 ft --
Lhotse Face, April 29, 1996, 23,400 ft --
Base camp, May 6, 1996, 17,600 ft --
Camp Three, May 9, 1996, 24,000 ft --
Southeast Ridge, May 10, 1996, 27,600 ft --
Summit, 1:12 p.m., May 10, 1996, 29,028 ft --
Summit, 1:25 p.m., May 10, 1996, 29,028 ft --
South Col, 6:00 a.m., May 11, 1996, 26,000 ft --
Summit, 3:40 p.m., May 10, 1996, 29,028 ft --
Northeast Ridge, May 10, 1996, 28,550 ft --
South Col, 7:30 a.m., May 11, 1996, 26,000 ft --
The Geneva Spur, 9:45 a.m., May 12, 1996, 25,900 ft --
Everest base camp, May 13, 1996, 17,600 ft --
Epilogue: Seattle, November 29, 1996, 270 ft.
Other Titles: Personal account of the Mount Everest disaster
Mount Everest disaster
Responsibility: Jon Krakauer ; [illustrations by Randy Rackliff].

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The story of a 24-hour period on Everest, when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude,  Read more...

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<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/154951546<\/a>> # Adventure Consultants. Guided Expedition<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Organization<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Adventure Consultants. Guided Expedition<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/313304141<\/a>> # Randy Rackliff<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Rackliff<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Randy<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Randy Rackliff<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/54285366<\/a>> # Jon Krakauer<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Krakauer<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Jon<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Jon Krakauer<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780333727522<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"0333727525<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"9780333727522<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780375502804<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"0375502807<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"9780375502804<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780385494786<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"0385494785<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"9780385494786<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780679457527<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"0679457526<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"9780679457527<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780780780989<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"0780780981<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"9780780780989<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/42967338<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \ngenont:InformationResource<\/a>, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/42967338<\/a>> ; # Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:dateModified<\/a> \"2020-05-13<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nvoid:inDataset<\/a> <http:\/\/purl.oclc.org\/dataset\/WorldCat<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/42967338#Review\/630066772<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Review<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:itemReviewed<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/42967338<\/a>> ; # Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:reviewBody<\/a> \"\"Reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion, Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996. He hadn\'t slept in fifty-seven hours. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds ...\" \"This is the terrifying story of what really happened that fateful day at the top of the world, during what would be the deadliest season in the history of Everest. In this harrowing yet breathtaking narrative, Krakauer takes the reader along with his ill-fated expedition, step by precarious step, from Katmandu to the mountain\'s pinnacle where, plagued by a combination of hubris, greed, poor judgment, and plain bad luck, they would fall prey to the mountain\'s unpredictable fury.\"--Jacket.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n\n

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