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    Into Thin Air By Jon Krakauer Jon Krakauer is the author of three books including Eiger Dreams and the acclaimed best seller Into the Wild. He is also the contributing editor of Outside magazine. He and his wife live in Seattle Into thin Air is a great adventure story about Jon Krakauer accent of Mt. Everest. Krakauer Was a member of a Rob Halls “Adventure Consultants” expedition that was going to attempt the summit of Everest on May 10, 1996. The story starts out with a brief history on Mt Everest

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    felt uneasy and nervous about the operation. In Jon Krakauer’s nonfiction narrative, Into Thin Air, he explains how he feels quite uneasy about climbing Mount Everest. He was in a plane flying near the mountain on the way to Kathmandu when he looked out the window and saw

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    Krakauer's Into Thin Air

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    Krakauer’s Into Thin Air, proved the spring’ 96 expedition to Mountain Everest to be the most tragic in mountain history. I believe the storm, and a series of mistakes and the arrogance of human made the deadly result and which breakdowns of the expedition. Many of climbers died on Homologumena, including the very experienced guides Rob Hall and Scott Fischer. I truly believe the trip was not worth it, because they ended their life, and it was a pain losing their family. The unlimited desires of

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    of course from the top with Fischer himself, the “face” of the organization. Fischer was an ambitious man who was desperate to earn the respect of his peers, and came across as nothing short of overconfident when he was quoted in Krakauer's Into Thin Air as saying, "Experience is overrated. […] We've got the big E figured out, we've got it totally wired. […] (W)e've built a yellow brick road to the summit." (pp. 85-86) Even Fischer's experienced guide, Anatoli Boukreev, was not immune from pride

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    You Must Read This Book My initial reaction to the words “You’re next book you will be reading is Into Thin Air” was definitely not me jumping up and down in my seat out of joy. I’ll admit I was not looking forward to reading this book at all. I tried putting off reading it for as long as possible, but then realized that I should just try reading the first chapter. After reading the first chapter I was completely hooked and I couldn’t get enough of the book. Jon Krakauer does a phenomenal job at

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    Analysis- Into Thin Air Before I began to read this book, I had an idea about Mount Everest and that it took great skill and determination to conquer. I didn’t know anything about the author or about the story that was going to take place during the book. I haven’t read anything about mountain climbing or anything adventurous like this before. I did enjoy reading this book, it was very interesting and I thoroughly liked to keep reading it. I just liked the adventure part of the book and that is

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    Into Thin Air by Jon Krauker

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    The book Into Thin Air, written by Jon Krakauer, explores the struggle of man versus man and man versus nature. The very different personalities proved costly to everyone involved on the expedition. The team of climbers that were hiking toward the summit of Mt. Everest on May 10, 1996, was oblivious to what lay ahead of them. No matter how advanced the hikers were, Everest on this day would test the will and endurance of everyone attempting to reach the summit. The one element that no one person

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    Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer On May 10, 1996, nine people perished on Mt. Everest. Jon Krakauer, a writer from Outside magazine, was there to witness the events and soon after write the book, Into Thin Air, chronicling the disaster. Jon Krakauer is not only the writer and narrator of Into Thin Air but is also one of the main characters. Originally Outside Magazine planned to send Krakauer to Everest in order for him to write a story for the magazine. The climb was completely financed by the magazine

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    Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer

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    In the novel Into Thin Air, the author Jon Krakauer shows us two characters who have some similarities, yet are markedly different. Rob Hall and Scott Fischer are both world renowned mountain climbers as well as the leaders and head guides of their own mountain climbing enterprises. Each employ the respect of his peers, yet here is where the similarities end. With differences in their physical stature, climbing styles, and safety concerns, it would seem that one was destined to succeed and other

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    Into Thin Air written by Jon Krakauer describes the author’s personal experience during the 1996 Mount Everest disaster. The author pulled me in this book in many ways. Reading the blurb, it gave the reader an understanding that the book was going to be a personal account of facing life or death against nature. The book also gave hints that some of the costly moves that the climbers and sherpas made affected the outcome of their lives along with the people around them. Another part of the book that

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