Into Thin Air By Jon Krakauer 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. The point of view of the book is first-person, and it is narrated by Jon Krakauer. As the narrator, Krakauer is a reliable source of information since the book is his own personal account of the disaster.
On the other hand, Everest by Erik Weihenmayer was written in chronological order. Weihenmayer starts his memoir with, “ We left our tents a little before 9:00 pm on May 24.” He starts us off on the first day of his quest to conquer the Mount Everest. The author takes us day by day till he makes it to the top and back down. He also tells us about the critics later on when everyone found out a blind man conquered Mount
In the non-fiction survival story, Into Thin Air, author Jon Krakauer recounts the traumatizing events of his adventure to the Summit of Mount Everest. Krakauer tells of his experiences in depth while attempting the climb and explains how his childhood dream to climb Everest became a grim reality. We follow Krakauer as he ascends the mountain and faces much life altering events, and as he struggles to cope with these experiences afterward. While analyzing their story, readers may wonder why Krakauer’s team and thousands of other thrill seekers would feel compelled to attempt such a painstaking journey. Throughout his experience Krakauer’s outlook on climbing Everest changes from feeling excited for an opportunity to fulfill his childhood ambition, to feeling pain and turmoil as he realizes the consequences of attempting such a feat.
Imagine yourself on the side of a mountain 15,000 feet in the air and the only thing that is keeping you from falling off of that mountain is a piece of rope you tied. It’s scary to imagine, isn’t it? To some people that’s what they dream about doing, they love mountain climbing. Two of these people, who love mountain climbing, are Jon Krakauer and Erik Weihenmayer. Jon Krakauer was just a man from Mobile, Alabama who dreamed of doing something that had never been done before; climbing the great north wall of The Devil’s Thumb.
The 1996 novel, Brian’s Winter is a fictional nature survival story that focuses on Brian, the protagonist. Brian’s Winter is the alternate ending to Hatchet, the first book in which Brian is in a plane crash, and is rescued after having spent just over forty-five days alone in the Canadian wilderness. In Brian's Winter, the author Gary Paulsen experiments with what would have happened if Brian had been left in the Canadian wilderness during winter. The separation starts with Brian noticing cold weather on a day of fall hunting. Brian prepares himself for winter performing all of the necessary survival tasks.
Luckily his plan worked perfectly. Another way Odysseus shows his cleverness is when he rescued his men from Circe. In order to save his men, Odysseus had to climb up a huge mountain in Aeaea "home of the enchantress and goddess Circe. Here a party of twenty-three men, led by Eurylochus, goes off to explore the island. "(673, Summary).
Climbing Mount Everest might sound like fun but, it can also be very dangerous. Doing curtain activities can be a great experience. On the other hand if you mess up on something dangerous it can turn a fun trip into a dangerous mission. Mount Everest can be fun but some things aren 't and here is why. "The World’s Highest Mountain" is about Sir Edmund Hillary and his partner who were the first mountain climbers to get to the top of Mount Everest.
In the article , “ Anatoli Boukreev (Responds to Krakauer) , “ by Anatoli Boukreev, Boukreev discusses Krakauer ‘s accusations against his decisions while hiking up Mount Everest. He defends his arguments by reasoning his decisions with factual evidence and events that occurred during his hike. Boukreev has had over 20 years of experience in climbing and has had built enough credibility to reason why he follows specific routines when hiking mountains such as Mount Everest. Krakauer claims that he had left his current clients to cut and run away from the hike itself , but Boukreev states that his reason for that was to assist fellow climbers and keep them up with the pace that they are currently moving up the mountain in. Another question
Keep in mind he was a “professional” and was supposed to guide the group. Even after being seven people down the rest of the group continued to climb up the mountain. They did not turn back until the weather got worse, on their way down they were caught in a complete blizzard where visibility was almost completely gone. At this point they made the decision to make a snow cave shelter. They managed to survive the night and the next morning a student and professional mountaineer hiked for 16 hours until they found help.
The flight from Kathmandu, which takes around forty-five minutes, passes over the fertile middle hills, with their scattered villages and terraced fields, with an amazing panorama of the high Himalaya as a backdrop. Before long the mountains close in and you are sweeping down to land at the gateway to Everest-Lukla. Situated high above the banks of the Dudh Koshi river, which carries the melt water from Everest, Lukla provides a range of services, including accommodation but most trekkers will choose to start trekking as soon as they arrive and use Lukla as a final destination on their