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Who created it? Krakauer, Jon, author.
What's it called? Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster / Jon Krakauer ; [illustrations by Randy Rackliff].
Who published it? New York, New York : Anchor Books, 1999.
Edition info! First Anchor Books trade paperback edition.
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  796.522 Kra  AVAILABLE
What's it like? xxv, 333 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 21 cm
Helpful notes! "New afterword by the author"--Cover.
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references (page 335).
What's it about? "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."--Jacket.
Helpful subjects! Mountaineering accidents -- Everest, Mount (China and Nepal).
Mountaineering expeditions -- Everest, Mount (China and Nepal).
Adventure Consultants. Guided Expedition (1996 : Mount Everest).
Mountain Madness (Firm). Everest Expedition (1996).
Krakauer, Jon.
Mount Everest Expedition (1996).
More people who helped! Rackliff, Randy, illustrator
Other titles to try! Personal account of the Mount Everest disaster
Mount Everest disaster
Special numbers! 0385494785 (pbk.)
9780385494786 (pbk.)
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