Disastrous Tragedy: Into Thin Air By Jon Krakauer

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Disastrous Tragedy The book Into Thin Air, written by Jon Krakauer, emphasizes the struggles of men versus nature. It enlightens us about the great adventures of climbing Mount Everest and how it affected each individual within the various expeditions that were going to summit Everest. In his book, Krakauer goes into great detail regarding everything that was involved in the 1996 expedition. The different identities demonstrated to be costly towards all of the individuals that were involved within the 1996 expedition. Mount Everest calls to those sufficiently courageous to scale her unforgiving inclines, beckoning them to assert one of the world's elevated thrones if they only dare. Climbers' battle against the harshest of components and…show more content…
Notably, preparations for an Everest expedition is no simple undertaking. Notwithstanding for an experienced mountaineer like Rob Hall. Vitally, every bit of the puzzle needs to fit perfectly for the ascend to be successful. One slip in the arrangement and individuals can be in genuine threat. However, by reading Krakauer’s Into Think Air, I realized that there were many steps involved during the climb which caused the disastrous event on Everest. Which ultimately indicated that no single error can be detrimental towards the incident no matter how big or small the mistakes were. Altogether, the events caused twelve people to be stranded on the peak of the highest mountain, which ultimately by the end they all died. To further illustrate, Krakauer enlightens us regarding the fact that, “In climbing, having confidence in your partners is no small concern. One climber’s actions can affect the welfare of the entire team. The consequences of a poorly tied knot, a stumble, a dislodged rock, or some other careless deed are as likely to be felt by the perpetrator’s colleagues as the perpetrator” (40). This citation reflects Krakauer’s thoughts regarding how the whole expedition is going to be planned out and how each small mistake can
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