Into Thin Air is a non-fiction and adventure book that details the disaster that occurred in 1996 at Mount Everest, and it started as a magazine article. The book is a personal account of the author Jon Krakauer, a professional writer and mountaineering hobbyist, who was sent on the Everest expedition by Outside Magazine with the task of writing an article about his experience. In my opinion, people should read Into Thin Air because it is a story about survival, and it consists of valuable lessons about, perseverance, determination, and character.
This summer my family and I traveled to Colorado for my cousin’s wedding and to experience the mountains. While we were hiking I was able to go on my own and start to climb off the trails. I was able to climb high and get to see all the trees in their vibrant fall colors. The view was stunning compared to at eye-level view. When Jon Krakauer describes the amazing view from standing at the summit of Mount Everest, I was able to remember that moment from my off-trail adventure.
Jon Krakauer had obstacles to face when he climbed down Mt.Everest in the excerpt of “Into Thin Air”. The obstacle Jon had to face was his mind. He couldn’t think straight, his mind had gone haywire. The lack of oxygen and because he was really high up in the mountain, all of the pressure in his brain didn’t allow him to think or breathe correctly. Then came the situation where Jon’s oxygen tank ran out, he had problems breathing and focusing on getting down the mountain. Jon had to find a way to get down the mountain and get down safely. Jon Krakauer faced many obstacles on the mountain very similar to Ody’s journey in “The Odyssey”.
In the book Into Thin Air the location of the story is Mt. Everest, the world's tallest mountain. The disaster happened in late April and mid-May 1996. Jon Krakauer and his team climb up all 4 base camps before reaching base camp 4 and hiking to the summit. All the climbers were in awe that one minute the skies are clear, and then the next minute the skies are stormy and deadly. I would think they could tell that a storm was coming from being that high up, but Mt. Everest
"Into Thin Air" describes a suffering that results from the ambition to achieve an extreme challenge. While the mountain climbers mentioned in the account of Jon Krakauer's book had this special ambition, they lacked a sense of realism which ultimately ended in the demise during their journey to summit the top of Mount Everest. "Into Thin Air" conveys the dangers of perseverance through the guides' greed for the profit they are earning, the climbers' perilous drive to reach the summit under no matter what circumstance, and the effect of millionaire Dick Bass's achievement of climbing to the top of Mount Everest that left other amateur climbers with the idea that the goal of reaching the summit was easily attainable. The guides' perseverance
The famous novel Into Thin Air narrates the true story of the Mount Everest disaster in 1996. Jon Krakauer, the author of Into Thin Air and a member of the expedition, describes his experience during the climb. Eight people died on the climb, including the expedition guides. Throughout the chapters, readers visual the harsh reality of what the climbers had to live through. Krakauer seals his novel with a powerful epilogue, written six months since, describing the aftermath of the expedition. Krakauer’s purpose in writing the epilogue was to express how traumatic the expedition was, the criticism he received, and so readers can learn from his mistakes. It is very evident in his epilogue that Krakauer wants everyone to learn from his experience to choose their risks wisely and know the consequences.
The book Into Thin Air written by John Krakauer is a novel written from his perspective on the 1996 Everest disaster that took place May 10th, in which he was involved. The 1996 Everest disaster included 3 climbing teams, Adventure consultants that was led by Rob Hall, Mountain Madness, which was led by Scott Fischer and the Taiwanese Expedition, led by Makalu Gau. With all three teams, there was a total of 33 climbers. 19 climbers get trapped at the death zone (26,247 feet) due to a sudden storm. One group was stuck on the South Col, another group ended up getting stuck near the Hillary Step, and the other group was stuck near the south summit. Beck Weathers and Makalu Gau were left alone to fight for their lives. Rob Hall, Andy Harris, Doug Hansen, Scott Fischer, Yasuko Namba as well as others would end up dying during their
In my life, I have yet to experience a tragic loss. I have never felt the agonizing feeling one gets when they lose an essential person in their life. I have people in my life that play that crucial role of bringing happiness, but none of them have I ever lost. Before reading Into Thin Air I could only imagine the journey of losing a loved one. Now, after reading the book and being able to create a connection with the characters, through Jon Krakauer’s writing style, I was able to truly experience some feeling of loss. Into Thin Air took me through the journey of creating and having an interpersonal relationship with someone, but then completely losing that person and how factors of life can make copping with that loss, even more difficult.
Just as fish cannot survive out of water, humans cannot survive out of oxygen. In parallel, just as fish do not belong on land, humans do not belong on Everest. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer is a firsthand account of the climbers’ fatal attempt to make their way to the top of No Man’s Land, 29,000 feet in the sky. The climbers risked everything--their marriages, their careers, their savings accounts, their lives, just to prove that they could survive as fish out of water--however, they forgot what happens after fish flop around on the shore: they stop. The constant battle for survival on Everest illustrates Krakauer’s theme that nature cannot be tamed by man and all who try to defeat the forces of Earth face fatal consequences of their arrogance.
In the month of May 1996, a huge climbing disaster occurred atop the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest. This disaster took the lives of many people from several expeditions who were climbing to the summit after a deadly blizzard struck the expedition. However, there are many perspectives on what happened on the day of the disaster including Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air and Anatoli Boukreev’s The Climb. The catastrophe revealed the ethos, pathos, and logos of Krakauer and Boukreev, but there are many arguments on who is more credible. In conclusion, despite the experience and knowledge of Anatoli Boukreev, Jon Krakauer’s knowledge, character, and goodwill made him a more credible person in this dispute.
Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, has had approximately four-thousand people go through freezing temperatures, breathe thin oxygen, and risk a painful death in an attempt to ascend to its uppermost point at 29,029 feet. Erik Weihenmayer was one of the six-hundred sixty people who has successfully done so and was the first blind person to do so. John Krakauer is another one of the six hundred sixty. Krakauer also pioneered a new route for a notorious mountain in Southeast Alaska called The Devil’s Thumb. These men have both written descriptive, intense, and genuine memoirs about their experiences. “The Devil’s Thumb” by John Krakauer and “Everest”
Jon Krakauer’s “Into Thin Air” is an amazing book that describes the treacherous journey from the bottom to the top of Mt. Everest. Krakauer joins a large team of climbers led by Rob Hall to the top of the summit. They endure many hardships not just from the terrain but from the sheer effects of the high altitude on the body. This ultimately caused the down fall of many skilled and unskilled climbers on May Tenth.
In 1996 a total of 12 people died trying to reach the summit of Mt.Everest. Making it the second deadliest year on Mt. Everest. Into Thin Air is a book about Jon Krakauer, who is writing an article in an adventure magazine called Outside about Mt Everest in 1996. This book takes him through one of his most dangerous adventures yet. On this dangerous adventure he tells us the struggles he endured, and the unstable living conditions. Already in the introduction the book started out with a sense of danger. Making me interested immediately; Jon is with his crew when they are just about to reach the peak that is 29,028 feet above sea level. Already you get a sense of suspense as he is just about to reach the peak. Jon tells the readers how he hasn't slept for three days making him fatigued, cold, and sickly.
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer is a personal account based on the 1996 Everest disaster. Jon Krakauer is a writer that is questioned by a magazine to write an article about Mount Everest. Subsequently, he accepts to progress to Mount Everest. Before he goes, he trains by climbing countless different challenging mountains. When he is inclined, he is notified that he is bustling to join Rob Hall’s climbing expedition team. As they climb, Jon notices that the other clients of his team are struggling by the cause that they are inexperienced, also not familiar with the altitudes of Mount Everest. As they reached the South Summit of Mount Everest, he sees a storm that is forming near the mountain range.” - a blanket of clouds now hid Pumori, Ama Dablam,
Jon Krakeuer never thought he’d climb to the top of Mount Everest. He gave up mountain climbing several years before but this was an opportunity of a lifetime and that had changed his life ever since. Although he was only supposed to stay at base camp to write for “Outside Magazine”, the thought of actually climbing to the top would be one of the greatest achievements he’s ever achieved and he wanted to challenge himself against this almighty mountain. He never envisioned himself making that final step to the top and being recognized as one of the greats who has conquered this 29,028 ft mountain, would just be mind-blowing.