Into Thin Air

non-fiction by Jon Krakauer

Blurb

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.

First Published

1997

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Emariporzee

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Shana.panto

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Cariza

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skunk

Skunk

Man lernt viel über das Bergsteigen in so extremen Höhen -- also was für eine Materialschlacht das ist, und dass das Aushalten der dünnen Luft eine der größten Herausforderungen ist. Darüber hinaus gibt es zahlreiche Hintergrundinformationen zur Besteigung von Mount Everest und co. Leider ist der rote Faden an manchen Stellen sehr aufgedröselt: das Verständnis wird dem Leser erschwert, weil immer wieder zwischen Zeitschienen hin und her gesprungen wird und Hintergrundinformationen direk in den Text eingestreut sind. Auch ist es wenig hilfreich, dass die handelnden Personen abwechselnd mit Vor- Nach- und Spitznamen benannt werden. Insgesamt aber durchaus ein Buch, das man sich durchlesen lann, wenn man mal mit ein wenig Details des Bergsteigens in extremen Höhen in Berührung kommen will.

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