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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

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After eading 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 sick to think about it Krakauer bashed and blamed 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 mountaineer novices into volatile weather with "no opes in place and not enough supplemental oxygen just to abandon them "ropes in place and not enough supplemental oxygen just to abandon them What Hall did to Beck is just horrifying telling him to wait there for him and then never sending anyone to help him Never even TELLING anyone that Beck was waiting for him When Krakauer saw Beck high up on the mountain 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 else for Dead But they are the heroes and Boukreev the guy who saved everyone is the bad guy Seriously wtf Thorough eport of a mountaineer who did nothing to help fellow climbers saves himself I Vienne really dont like him aftereading other climbing tales Hes not as good as he lets on and is imo jealous of The Eureka Factor real mountaineers like AnatoliWish i hadnt gotten his book and wonder why anyone in theiright mind would think Krakauer is any believable than othersKrakauer saved 0 Anatoli saved 3Math is math numbers dont lie People do The author writes in great detail without being boring I got a slight feel what his experiences were like although I don t think will ever truly know unless it s personally experiencedHowever I Wonders Wrld rate. National BestsellerA 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 five lives and left countlessincluding Krakauer's in guiltidden disarray would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disasterBy writing Into Thin Air Krakauer May Have Hoped To Air Krakauer may have hoped to some of his own demons and lay to est 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 Krakauer's highly personal inuiry into the catastrophe provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong But for Krakauer himself further interviews and investigations only lead him to the conclusion that his perceived failures were directly esponsible for a fellow climber's death Clearly Kra. ,

D this as three star simply because I feel the author is condescending and snobby Yes he climbed the mountain and very few people will ever even see it much less climb itBut I just walked away thinking he thinks he s better than everyone else Now that the adventure is over i understand it might be is over i understand it might be to get back to normal life but I just didn t think he was someone I d care to talk to at a party I first purchased this book after seeing the film Everest that portrayed the 1996 disaster as I wanted to know about it Why do people feel the need to Flowers in the Rain Other Stories risk their lives What was it about this mountain that drew people Was the film accurateFor me this book helped me understand why people enjoy extreme mountaineering and did explain the draw Everest has on people I actually found the history of it from being named the tallest mountain on Earth to her naming and theepeated attempts to summit eally interestingAs to whether this book and the film accurately portray the disaster I will say the film 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 "mistakes which added to make the disasterThe book is well written and for the most part is measured It mixes analytical with personal to great effect Though it isn t a happy ead it is an interesting one and I d Das Gesetz der Resonanz recommend this to people interested in the film the mountain or the sport of climbing I m surprised at howiveted I was by Jon Krakauer s haunting account of the tragic events that took place on Everest in 1998 He ecounts the minutiae of an
expedition from arriving in Kathmandu trekking to base camp and explains in laborious detail how it eally. Kauer emains haunted by the disaster and although he elates 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 Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press, and the War over the Truth reserves a full measure of vitriol for himself This updated trade paperback edition of Into Thin Air includes an extensive new postscript that sheds fascinating light on the acrimonious debate that flared between Krakauer and Everest guide Anatoli Boukreev in the wake of the tragedyI have no doubt that Boukreev's intentions were good on summit day writes Krakauer in the postscript dated August 1999 What disturbs me though was Boukreev'sefusal to acknowledge the possibility that he made even a single poor decision Never did he indicate that perhaps it wasn't the best choice to climb without gas or go down ahead of his clients As usual Krakauer supports his points with dogged Asasinul din arhiva research and a good dose of humility Butather than continue the heated discourse that has aged since Into Thin Air's denouncement of guide Boukreev Krakauer's tone is conciliatory; he points most of his criticism at. .
Is to climb Everest a subject I didn t ealise I was so fascinated by until Bina Deewaron Ke Ghar reading thisPeppered throughout areeferences to didn t No Safe Place Pinnacle True Crime realise I was so fascinated by untileading thisPeppered throughout are No Safe Place Detective Lottie Parker references to of yore which had me going down the Wikipediaabbit hole than once Although climbing Everest isn t on my bucket list I find stories of how people push themselves to their physical and mental "LIMITS COMPELLING AND INSPIRING HOWEVER KRAKAUER S ACCOUNT OF "compelling and inspiring However Krakauer s account of happened on May 10 and how four climbers from his team tragically came to lose their lives the crux of this book was of course difficult to eadMuch has been made of his criticism of Sandy Pittman and Anatoli Boukreev but I felt his portrayal of both of them was on the whole handled fairly Many on the mountain that day made poor decisions in extreme circumstances that led to the final outcome Krakauer himself doesn t shy away from his own culpability although it clearly haunts him and must have been painful to write about publicly If I were to have any criticism of this book it would be that Krakauer s perception of his abilities and that of others came across at times as hubristic Whilst I don t efute that many too many people attempt Everest without ualified experience and the mountain has claimed t Geography of Nowhere The Rise and Decline of America's Man Made Landscape refute that many too many people attempt Everest without ualified experience and the mountain has claimed of those lives the way Krakauer writes about his own abilities versus that of others felt a little arrogant to me I also got a little lost later in the book on who was who which left me puzzled for a while However neither of these points detract from the fact that this book well and truly got under my skinI don t give five stars often and I m not the most avideader of non fiction but this has been one of my surprise Kebabman reads this year and I wouldead it again I m considering eading Beck Weathers book now that truly is a story of surviva. G Weston De Walt who coauthored The Climb Boukreev's version of events And in a touching conclusion Krakauer ecounts 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 Dispatches from Camp X received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters a prestigious prize intended to honor writers of exceptional accomplishmentAccording to the Academy's citation Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of the finest 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 generaleevaluation of climbing and of the commercialization of what was once a omantic solitary sport; while his account of the life and death of Christopher McCandless who died of starvation after challenging the Alaskan wilderness delves evendeeply and disturbingly into the fascination of nature and the devastating effects of its lure on a young and curious mi. ,