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Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster, Jon Krakauer

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Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster
Title
Into thin air
Title remainder
a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster
Statement of responsibility
Jon Krakauer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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
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MPI
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Krakauer, Jon
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mountaineering accidents
  • Mountaineering expeditions
  • Adventure Consultants
  • Mountain Madness (Firm)
  • Krakauer, Jon
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Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster, Jon Krakauer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"New afterword by the author"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [333])
Contents
Everest summit, May 10, 1996, 29,028 ft -- Dehra Dun, India, 1852, 2,234 ft -- Over northern India, March 29, 1996, 30,000 ft -- Phakoing, March 31, 1996, 9,186 ft -- Lobuje, April 8, 1996, 16,200 ft -- Everest base camp, April 12, 1996, 17,600 ft -- Camp One, April 13, 1996, 19,500 ft -- Camp One, April 16, 1996, 19,500 ft -- Camp Two, April 28, 1996, 21,300 ft -- Lhotse Face, April 29, 1996, 23,400 ft -- Base camp, May 6, 1996, 17,600 ft -- Camp Three, May 9, 1996, 24,000 ft -- Southeast Ridge, May 10, 1996, 27,600 ft -- Summit, 1:12 p.m., May 10, 1996, 29,028 ft -- Summit, 1:25 p.m., May 10, 1996, 29,028 ft -- South Col, 6:00 a.m., May 11, 1996, 26,000 ft -- Summit, 3:40 p.m., May 10, 1996, 29,028 ft -- Northeast Ridge, May 10, 1996, 28,550 ft -- South Col, 7:30 a.m., May 11, 1996, 26,000 ft -- The Geneva Spur, 9:45 a.m., May 12, 1996, 25,900 ft -- Everest base camp, May 13, 1996, 17,600 ft -- Epilogue: Seattle, November 29, 1996, 270 ft
Control code
ocm42967338
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Books trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xxv, 332, [1] p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385494786
Other control number
9780385494786
Other physical details
ill., 1 map
Label
Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster, Jon Krakauer
Publication
Note
"New afterword by the author"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [333])
Contents
Everest summit, May 10, 1996, 29,028 ft -- Dehra Dun, India, 1852, 2,234 ft -- Over northern India, March 29, 1996, 30,000 ft -- Phakoing, March 31, 1996, 9,186 ft -- Lobuje, April 8, 1996, 16,200 ft -- Everest base camp, April 12, 1996, 17,600 ft -- Camp One, April 13, 1996, 19,500 ft -- Camp One, April 16, 1996, 19,500 ft -- Camp Two, April 28, 1996, 21,300 ft -- Lhotse Face, April 29, 1996, 23,400 ft -- Base camp, May 6, 1996, 17,600 ft -- Camp Three, May 9, 1996, 24,000 ft -- Southeast Ridge, May 10, 1996, 27,600 ft -- Summit, 1:12 p.m., May 10, 1996, 29,028 ft -- Summit, 1:25 p.m., May 10, 1996, 29,028 ft -- South Col, 6:00 a.m., May 11, 1996, 26,000 ft -- Summit, 3:40 p.m., May 10, 1996, 29,028 ft -- Northeast Ridge, May 10, 1996, 28,550 ft -- South Col, 7:30 a.m., May 11, 1996, 26,000 ft -- The Geneva Spur, 9:45 a.m., May 12, 1996, 25,900 ft -- Everest base camp, May 13, 1996, 17,600 ft -- Epilogue: Seattle, November 29, 1996, 270 ft
Control code
ocm42967338
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Books trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xxv, 332, [1] p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385494786
Other control number
9780385494786
Other physical details
ill., 1 map

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