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to summit really interestingAs to whether this book and the ilm accuratelysummit really interestingAs to whether this book and the Bodice Rippers film accurately the disaster I will say theilm mostly matches this book and the author makes it clear that this is how he viewed the events that he was not operating at peak efficiency and that a lot of people made small mistakes which added up to make the disasterThe book is well written and E-mail Websites for the most part is measured It mixes analytical with personal to great effect Though it isn t a happy read it is an interesting one and I d recommend this to people interested in theilm the mountain or the sport of climbing I am not a climber and only bought this book because it was recommended on a radio programme It is haunting scary and brutal but I could barely put the book down This must have been painful to write and there is an honesty in the acceptance that neurological impairment has made all versions of honesty uestionable than the usual bias of individual perspective and view This book speaks to uestions that go to heart of people in extreme circumstances even intriguing because "they choose to be there driven perhaps but stil a choice I think the book was "choose to be there driven perhaps but stil a choice I think the book was with as open a mind as is possible and I hope I read it the same way. Ory; he points most of his criticism at G Weston De Walt who coauthored The Climb Boukreevs version of events And in a touching conclusion Krakauer recounts his last conversation with the late Boukreev in which the two weathered climbers agreed to disagree about certain points Krakauer had great hopes to patch things up with Boukreev but the Russian later died in an avalanche on another Himalayan peak Annapurna I In 1999 Krakauer received an Academy Award in Literature Start to veggie from the American Academy of Arts and Letters a prestigious prize intended to honor writers of exceptional accomplishmentAccording to the Academys citation Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of theinest tradition of investigative journalism with the stylish subtlety and profound insight of the born writerHis account of an ascent of Mount Everest has led to a general reevaluation of climbing and of the commercialization of what was once a romantic solitary sport; while his account of the life and death of Christopher McCandless who died of starvation after challenging the Alaskan wilderness delves even deeply and disturbingly into the ascination of nature and the devastating effects of its lure on a young and curious mind. .
Plants from Test Tubes first purchased this book after seeing theilm Everest that portrayed the 1996 disaster as I wanted to know about it Why do people TABOO - The 3 Book Collection feel the need to risk their lives What was it about this mountain that drew people Was theilm accurateFor me this book
me understand why people enjoy extreme mountaineering and did explain the draw Everest has people I actually Dads Boys, Vol. 1 found the history of itrom being named Is perceived Devoured failures were directly responsibleor a ellow climbers death Clearly Krakauer remains haunted by the disaster and although he relates a number of incidents in which he acted selflessly and even heroically he seems unable to view those instances objectively In the end despite his evenhanded and even generous assessment of others actions he reserves a ull measure of vitriol The History of Christian Doctrine for himself This updated trade paperback edition of Into Thin Air includes an extensive new postscript that shedsascinating light on the acrimonious debate that lared between Krakauer and Everest guide Anatoli Boukreev in the wake of the tragedyI have no doubt that Boukreevs intentions were good on summit day writes Krakauer in the postscript dated August 1999 What disturbs me though was Boukreevs refusal to acknowledge the possibility that he made even a single poor decision Never did he indicate that perhaps it wasnt the best choice to climb without gas or go down ahead of his clients As usual Krakauer supports his points with dogged research and a good dose of humility But rather than continue the heated discourse that has raged since Into Thin Airs denouncement of guide Boukreev Krakauers tone is conciliat. ,helped me understand why people enjoy extreme mountaineering and did explain the draw Everest has
After reading this book and then The Climb by Anatoli Boukreev I am disgusted by the detestable lies Krakauer KNOWINGLY printed in this book Honestly it makes me to "THINK ABOUT IT KRAKAUER AND "about it Krakauer bashed and Boukreev the legendary hero of the day who went alone back into the storm at night to save lives while Krakauer sat in his tent and did NOTHING to help ANYONE This is a level of vileness I am still choking on And then to top it off Krakauer did nothing
but praise Rob Hall the man who led a bunch of mountaineerpraise Rob Hall the man who led a bunch of mountaineer into volatile weather with no ropes in place and not enough supplemental oxygen just to abandon them all What Hall did to Beck is just horrifying telling him to wait there Yourowquains for him and then never sending anyone to help him Never even TELLING anyone that Beck was waitingor him When Krakauer saw Beck high up on the mountain Beretta Pistols frozen and unable to see and JUST LEFT HIM THERE I just could not believe anyone could actually be that selfish and cruel Hall and Krakauer left Beck and everyone elseor Dead But they are the heroes and Boukreev the guy who saved everyone is the bad guy Seriously wtf Thorough report of a mountaineer who did nothing to help ellow climbers saves himself I really dont like him after reading other climbing tales Hes not as good National BestsellerA harrowing tale of the perils of high altitude climbing a story of bad luck and worse judgment and of heartbreaking heroism PEOPLEA bank of clouds was assembling on the not so distant horizon but journalist mountaineer Jon Krakauer standing on the summit of Mt Everest saw nothing that suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down He was wrong The storm which claimed ive lives and left countless including Krakauers in guilt ridden disarray would also provide the impetus or Into Thin Air Krakauers epic account of the May 1996 disasterBy writing Into Thin Air Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful uestions that still surround the event He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture of the people and events he witnessed and gives due credit to the tireless and dedicated Sherpas He also avoids blasting easy targets such as Sandy Pittman the wealthy socialite who brought an espresso maker along on the expedition Krakauers highly personal inuiry into the catastrophe provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong But or Krakauer himself Trying Not to Love You further interviews and investigations only lead him to the conclusion that