Weihenmayer has taken many risks of climbing mountains without one of the most important senses, his eyesight. In these two stories, they talk about the struggles of climbing mountains, but also the triumph of reaching their goals. In “The Devils Thumb” by Jon Krakaeur, the perspective is from the view point of a solo climber. In the story it says, “Writing these words more than a dozen years later, it’s no longer entirely clear just how I thought soloing the Devils Thumb would transform my life” (157). This quote is showing that Krakaeur was thinking the dangerous climb would drastically change something about his life, if he climbed the mountain by himself.
It encourages, pushes, strengthens them and tells them they can reach their dreams. “I felt I was in my element, feeling the rock under my gloves.” He is saying this is where he is meant to be and he is in his zone. Which encourages the readers to find their zone, be good , and enjoy what they are doing.
First, you can learn many skills just from the training to climb Everest. Imagine the skills you would learn on the mountain. In the video strip produced by NBC News, “Dateline: Into The Death Zone,” Shriya Shah has a lifelong dream to summit Everest. She once lived in Kathmandu, where she was born, and was going to go climb Everest.
8) After he returned from the army he was restless and unsatisfied. Then in 1921, Percy Farrar invited him to be part of the first Everest expedition in 1922, he eagerly accepted the invitation. Though the Everest expedition of 1922 was not successful. The team spent weeks reconnoitring the mountain and working on possible routes to the summit. Mallory eventually mapped a route to the summit from the northeast.
In the film 127 Hours, James Franco portrays Aron Ralston, a real-life rock climber who resorted to cutting off his own hand after spending days trapped in Blue John Canyon in Utah. The film demonstrates various theories of motivation, including the arousal theory of motivation, the drive-reduction theory theory of motivation, and the instinct theory of motivation. Ralston was initially motivated by a constant need for excitement, which is why he enjoyed rock climbing in the first place. According to the arousal theory of motivation, humans are motivated to attain a certain level of arousal or stimulation, either mental or physical. It is safe to say that Ralston required even more stimulation than the average person.
He is invigorated by the experience, and is later given the memory of a family at Christmas, the room full of love and joy. The end of the book, Jonas climbs a steep hill, and finds a sled. He rides the sled down the other side of the hill, and the book ends vaguely describing “[the] joy that below, ahead, they were waiting for him” (178). This was intentionally vague, letting the reader have their own ending. This means that many ending are the canon ending at the same time, one of which is that the joy and people waiting for him were the people and emotions in the memory of Christmas.
“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.” - Nelson Mandela. This remark during Nelson Mandela’s lifetime, describes his struggles in the anti-apartheid movement and acceptance. There were many hills to climb for Mandela in society, and they all eventually led to long-lasting influence. Receiving an education helped Nelson Mandela to pursue his work in the anti-apartheid movement, and he wrote an autobiography that illuminated his journey to achieving respect and recognition, letting him make a mark on the world.
On page 211, the book says , “yogi had thrown a rope over the side for us to use… The same routine. But in a strange way the climb was easier… “ This goes to show that the equipment that the climbers use is to make a trip to the summit of the mountain less treacherous and the more you climb the stronger you get.
“He was immense,” “Full of winter death.” In the book Dogsong by Gary Paulsen the main character Russel Susskit encountered many difficult situations which he was able to overcome with his bravery. He is a 13 year old boy who goes on a long trip in north america during the mid 1980’s, to find his true self with a team of sled dogs. Russel is a strong, courageous, and brave boy who is able to overcome any obstacle.
For one thing while Stanley and Zero are climbing “Gods Thumb” Stanley has to carry Zero up the mountain because he is ill. Stanley “took hold of Zero’s forearms and pulled him upright… he stood up lifting Zero’s worn out body off the ground” (Sachar 170). As A result Stanley was losing some weight and was becoming strong since he has to carry Zero up the mountain. Zero is loyal to Stanley and he sticks up for him even during fights, “Then suddenly ZigZag was off him. Stanley managed to look up and he saw that Zero had his arm around ZigZags long neck” (Sachar 135).
Most quarterbacks, at any level, would have been nervous, but what Montana did, in the biggest game of the year, really shows how he earned the nickname Joe Cool. Joe Montana had great stats for an NFL quarterback. He may not have the best stats of all time compared to today 's players, but when he was done playing they were some of the best ever. In just 10 seasons of twelve games or more, he threw for over 40,500 passing yards, including passing for 300 yards in a single game thirty nine times, six of those times in the postseason. That was an NFL record when he retired, as was his passing for 300+ yards in five consecutive games.
Near the apex of Everest, Goran Kropp made a very strange yet rational decision. Due to the dangerous conditions, he turned around before submitting. Ignoring their instincts, Climbers usually don’t turn back. Peter Lev, an American guide, said, “If a client sees that the summit is close and they’re dead-set on getting there, they’re going to laugh in your face and keep going up.” (Krakauer
This book takes the reader through in-depth history like first explorers at the base of the mountain and famous climbers who summit. He also writes with extreme detail about the Sherpa culture, for without their skills and adaptations, the attempt to summit would be inconceivable. But along Krakauer’s journey to Mount Everest’s peak, he adds how much more accessible the mountain has become as a result of commercialization. Into Thin Air is most known for its precise structure of the storm in the Death Zone. Although many disagree and criticize his memory of the blizzard, Krakauer recalls specific locations and struggles of the other climbers.
The title “Into Thin Air” is quite suitable for Jon Krakauer’s novel about his dangerous ascent and descent of Mount Everest because it is an iconic and well written quote in the book; it reminds the reader of the idiom “disappear into thin air”, and because of Everest’s extreme altitude. The title is suitable because of it is part of an iconic quote in the book. One of the guides, Groom, says to Krakauer, “Beck was so hopelessly blind that every ten meters he’d take a step into thin air and I’d have to catch him with rope” (Krakauer 214). This quote alone represents the immediate danger everyone was in, the trust that the climbers had to put in one another, and the effects that the cold and altitude that they had to deal with.
Immediately, he was intrigued. He decided he could go through the training, he was strong enough and he was invincible. Kevin was not naive however and knew he needed to start training. Living in the backwoods of the Appalachian Mountains, he trained by running four to five miles with an eighty pound log on his back. He continued