Into Thin Air

ु free $0.00 ↎ Into Thin Air  ॰ ePUB By Jon Krakauer ট ु free $0.00 ↎ Into Thin Air ॰ ePUB By Jon Krakauer ট Intrinsically irrational is how Jon Krakauer characterizes the compulsion to climb Mount Everest in his audiobook Into Thin Air The highly publicized fates of the May 1996 Everest expeditions, including the tragic loss of 12 lives, seem to bear out Krakauer s statement Listening to Krakauer read his own account of the events in this unabridged version adds a uniquely intimate and thought provoking dimension to the tragedy Although Krakauer reads his account with journalistic professionalism, it s impossible to forget that you are listening to someone unburdening himself of a great weight, an unburdening that sometimes nearly approaches a confession. Since the 1980s, and marginally qualified dreamers have attempted the ascent of Everest, as guided commercial expeditions have dangled the possibility of reaching the roof of the world in front of anyone wealthy enough to pay for the privilege In 1996, Outside magazine asked Krakauer, a frequent contributor, to write a piece on the commercialization of Everest, and Krakauer signed on as a member of New Zealander Rob Hall s expedition The disastrous outcome of the 1996 expedition forced Krakauer to write a very different article Those who read Krakauer s book may wonder whether the audiobook can possibly shed light on the unfortunate events It does Krakauer s chronicle is chilling and horrifying He recounts with excruciating detail the physical and mental cost of such a climb Even under the best of circumstances, each step up the ice clad mountain is monumentally exhausting, and the oxygen deprived brain loses the ability to make reliable judgements And on May 10, 1996, when Hall s expedition and several others made their summit assault, the conditions were far from ideal The mountain was so crowded that climbers had to wait their turn near the summit while their bottled oxygen dwindled by the minute By afternoon a blinding hurricane force storm had stranded a number of climbers on the highest, most exposed reaches of the mountain. By writing and reading Into Thin Air, Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions 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 inquiry 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 responsible for a fellow climber s 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 full measure of vitriol for himself Running time 467 minutes six tapesHeroism and sacrifice triumph over foolishness, fatal error, and human frailty in this bone chilling narrative in which the author recounts his experiences on last year s ill fated, deadly climb Thrilling armchair reading Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. 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    • Into Thin Air
    • Jon Krakauer
    • English
    • 04 October 2016
    • 352 pages

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