Many things could go wrong climbing the highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 29,029 ft. 12 people died climbing Mount Everest. No is responsible for those death. The climbers had chosen to climb the mountain. In the novel it states, “Hall was charging $65,000 a head to guide clients to the top of the world” (Krakauer 35). This shows that a person is willing to pay to go through so much pain, risk and sickness to summit the top of the world.
on Krakauer, a Mountain climber, took part in one of the most disastrous mountain climbing expeditions in history. In his book, “Into thin Air” he attempts to write about the events that took place during his devastating time on the mountain. In his book he explains about the events, and how he and his team struggled to get to the top of the mountain, and worse yet, struggled for survival. Jon Krakauer had a feeling that he shouldn’t have agreed to the expedition. In doing so he lost the lives of some of his friends, and has to live with the decision that he made.
The first attempt and success to climb Mt. Everest occured in 1953. Since then, almost 4,000 people have been able to scale the mountain, but over 230 people have not been able to climb it successfully. There is a chance of accident or death when climbing this mountain or any dangerous activity. All people should should have the right to rescue services even if they knowingly put themselves at risk because there is always a chance of an accident happening, rangers are there to save people in danger, and there are rescue vehicles being produced to be used in case of an emergency.
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 reality of the journey to the summit is, however, the opposite and frequently ends in tragedy. The 1997 expedition to Mount Everest ended as the most disastrous of any other, resulting in nineteen fatalities and physical and emotional trauma to those fortunate enough to survive. As Krakauer comes closer to the summit of the mountain he reflects and says: “The ratio of misery to pleasure was greater by an order of magnitude than any other mountain I'd been on; I quickly came to understand that climbing Everest was primarily about enduring pain. And in subjecting ourselves to week after week of toil, tedium, and suffering, it struck me that most of us were probably seeking, above all else, something like a state of grace”
As a reiteration, we as human beings face circumstances constantly in our daily lives, externally and internally. Sometimes the circumstances we face are arduous and literally mean life or death. Jon Krakauer and his fellow climbers has certainly faced those arduous life or death circumstances as they embark on a expedition to the summit of Mount Everest. While ascending the slope of the mountain, Krakauer and his fellow climbers endured series of physical hardships and illnesses that arose from the increase in altitude and extreme weather conditions. In turn, those setbacks have impacted their mental states, decision making, and relationships with each other.
Michael Boydstun ENVS 101-1998 Environmental Impact of deforestation In the Pacific Northwest The first people to explore the wilderness in what is now Oregon and Washington documented beautiful forests of mesmerizingly large trees as far as the eye can see. The explorer’s initial reports brought in people who came to make a profit off the forest and the vast amounts of lumber it could provide. Lumber mills were built before the area was even added to the union. The environmental footprint started out small, but the lack of regulation, lack of enforcement of the existing regulations, and an increase in technology quickly created a large environmental battle over the whole region. As civilizations impact on the region increased, so did the
Jobless. These jobs will be replaced by technology or eliminated due to cost. The cons outweigh the pros in increasing the wage. American’s with fifteen dollar an hour paying jobs will soar above the poverty line, but half a million will be left without source of
Every winter sport has a big risk of hurting your head. “Helmets reduce the incidence of any head injury by 30-50%” according to Jasper Shealy, professor emeritus at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y. When you are on the mountain, you reach higher altitudes. The UV rays are much more harmful then if you were at the base. So when the sun reflects off the snow into your eyes, that 'll hurt.
As most of U.S. prepares for cold temperatures and lots of snow and ice, the majority of the people are probably taking pleasure in the fact that it means that they could bundle up and go sledding with their close ones. Sadly, many of them are most likely to be hospitalized and severely hurt in a harmful way. In a similar matter, Source A presents the following: “Nationwide, sledding injuries sent nearly 230,000 kids to emergency rooms between 1997 and 2007.” This astonishing fact completely real because of lack of experience, lack of safety, and lack of awareness. If people focused on what they were doing, they wouldn’t have to endure all of the misery. Recent studies more and more cities are banning the winter fun because of injury concerns, lawsuits, and liability.
Climbing the mountain, a risky task for all- with death right around the corner. Jon Krakauer recaps his experience participating in a 1996 expedition to Mount Everest in his novel, Into Thin Air. During the expedition, he recalls near-death experiences on Everest, a variety caused by the severe lack of oxygen and subzero weather. A certain memory embedded into Krakauer 's mind for all eternity has to be after reaching his destination (Camp Four). According to Jon Krakauer, he discovered “nineteen men and women were stranded up on the mountain… caught in a desperate struggle for their lives” (Krakauer, Jon).
Unfortunately, they were caught in a hazardous blizzard which killed eight people. After being subjected to the many risky features, climbers continue to ascend Everest. Many question why clients would ever want to climb with such risks, but they say the need is too strong. They ignore their logical thoughts about turning back, and are adamant about reaching the top. Clients shouldn’t continue climbing Everest if there is a risk of death.
Bruce Chadwick Valley Forge was a disaster because of the lack of supplies and the bungling. Morristown has the elements. It was verbally expressed to be the worst winter in the history of North America . There were 26 snow storms; six of blizzard proportions. It was so algid there in the month of January on all but two days, the temperature was below freezing.
There are people in life who crave thrill and adventure; who feel their life is missing something. Some people choose to climb Everest to fulfill this. Desperate to summit, to experience a view beyond words, people risk their lives to get a sneak peek at the top of the world. Although Everest is the world’s highest mountain, it is also the world’s highest open grave. In Jon Krakauer 's Into Thin Air, eight climbers lose their lives; the most dead in one year.
The building of the railroads would be halted due to avalanches in the winter and scorching high heat in the summers. The company had trouble finding reliable labor, many men would use them for a free ride into the mountains and then would quit the project in hopes to find gold in the mountains. “Sometimes construction was sabotaged by Native Americans who were angry with the United Sates Government. The Native Americans lived on the land the railroad companies were now building through-land