Into Thin Air tells the story of the one of deadliest season in the history of Everest, and is a tragedy full of broken crushed dreams and relationships that are torn apart.. Jon Krakauer, a journalist working for Outside magazine, tells his version of the events that occur during his expedition in an attempt to purge his feelings about Everest. Climbing under the leadership of Rob Hall, a very well respected man and climber, Krakauer becomes close with many of his fellow clients and guides, who each have a different reason...
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... the end is tragic, it also includes stories of true heroism and determination to push until the end. In this way, it is an inspiration to me and motivates me to never give up. This book is perfect for anybody wanting to read about true willpower and a drive to push until the very end. Even though most readers may have no connection to climbing Everest, many personal connections can be made with both the characters and events that occur in this book. Readers almost feel like they know the characters and are living through the experience, which makes extremely hard to read when some of the climbers are abandoned, lost, and never to be seen again. Seeing the extent of how much readers are affected only from reading this book makes it very difficult to imagine what it would have been like to have to live through this, which makes the book even more remarkable to read.
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