The Story Of Into Thin Air By Jon Krakauer

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Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (1997) is a story of an ambitious writer who wanted to see firsthand what it was like to climb Mount Everest, he captures the various hardships that was endured during the expedition up the Mountain. This task was not an easy one but with a lot of heart, dedication and a positive mindset, Jon Krakauer conquered what most could not, and lived to tell his story. The success was not possible without the importance of group roles and dynamic, the ability and courage to be able to overcome various levels of anxiety and most importantly perseverance and motivation. Summary . On March 1996, Outside magazine hired journalist and seasoned climber Jon Krakauer to write an about the commercialism on Mount Everest. Krakauer decides he would climb the mountain and get a firsthand experience, he set out on an expedition led by celebrated Everest guide Rob Hall. Despite the expertise of Hall and the other leaders, by the end of summit day eight people were dead. This proves that this is not an easy expedition, it is one that people risk their lives to do. With a lot of hard work and dedication Jon Krakauer successfully finished the climb and decided he wanted to write more than the article that he was assigned to. This is where Into Thin Air became. It is a book telling the story of the ill-fated adventure and a breakdown of the factors leading up to its tragic end. Written within months of the various events that occurred. As the journey up the mountain progresses, Krakauer puts it in context by recalling the triumphs and perils of other Everest trips throughout history. The author's own anguish over what happened on the mountain is intense and also points out how extremely sorry he was for the ones that los... ... middle of paper ... ... Motivation, anxiety and the importance of group dynamic and roles are huge aspects to any success story, for people to succeed them need to realize that they cannot do it alone and it is always a journey. As portrayed in Into Thin Air, having anxiety to climb the largest Mountain in the world would be present for anyone who decides to take on that challenge, it is something we all go through and very normal in a lot of performance task. We need people to support us, and motivate, and these come in form of coaches and parents, we can’t just get to where we want to be on our own. A lot of things can get in our way of succeeding but if we continue to strive and do the best to our abilities then we have succeed.

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