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

Author: Jon Krakauer; OverDrive, Inc.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books/Doubleday, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
e-book [online only]
Named Person: Jon Krakauer; Jon Krakauer
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Krakauer; OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN: 9780679462712 0679462716
OCLC Number: 890259828
Notes: Originally published: New York : Villard, ©1997.
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Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Jon Krakauer.
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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 from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. 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...Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed Outside journalist and author of the bestselling Into the Wild. Taking the reader step by step from Katmandu to the mountain's deadly pinnacle, Krakauer has his readers shaking on the edge of their seat. Beyond the terrors of this account, however, he also peers deeply into the myth of the world's tallest mountain. What is is about Everest that has compelled so many poeple--including himself--to throw caution to the wind, ignore the...

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