A Rhetorical Analysis Of Into Thin Air By Jon Krakauer

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In the article “Anatoli Boukreev (Responds to Krakauer)”, Boukreev argues against author Jon Krakauer and his initial allegations in his article “Into Thin Air”, which was published in the September 1996 issue of Outside Magazine. He claims that he was more than qualified to guide groups of paying clients to summit Mount Everest. This is due to his extensive experience in doing exactly that. For example, he has conquered a grand total of 22 mountains in more than twenty years. He has climbed all 22 of these without the assistance of any sort of supplementary oxygen. He also defends the decisions that he made on what he did and did not do when he was faced with challenges that ultimately decided the fate of the others’ lives. For example, his
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