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Into Thin Air
Original title Into Thin Air
Author Jon Krakauer


Language English, Chinese , Japanese
Characters Rob Hall, Beck Weathers, Doug Hansen, Andy Harris, Krakauer himself
Published 1997
ISBN 385494785
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Into Thin Air is a non-fiction book by Jon Krakauer about the 1996 Mount Everest disaster. On May 10, 1996, eight people were killed and many more were injured in a blizzard on Mount Everest. Krakauer, who was on the expedition, details what happened that day and what led up to it.
The book focuses on the commercialization of Everest and the dangers that come with it. Krakauer criticizes the guides who he believes were responsible for the disaster, and he also questions his own decisions that day. Into Thin Air is a gripping account of one of the deadliest days on Everest.

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