People are increasing the chance of crashes or the chance of failures with systems when they have to be rescued. According to the news interview” Helicopter Rescues Increasing On Everest”, rescues on Mt. Everest by helicopters are growing. “You might see as many as four or five helicopters flights into Everest base camp every day,” says Nick Hail from the news interview. The helicopters on Everest are just a big problem because the air is so thin, so it is very hard to fly up in that altitude.
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.
To get to the top you must use oxygen tanks so that you can breathe in this high elevation. To conclude some people try to be daring and risk their lives to get up to the top of Mount Everest. Others might not because of that risk. There are many pros and cons to climbing Mount Everest. So, next time you go to climb a mountain think about the pros and
According to the article, “Why Everest?”, by Guy Moreau, “There have been over 230 deaths on the mountain.” People that put themselves in risky situations, should be permitted to rescue services no matter the price that needs to be paid. The expensive machines used to rescue people can give a profit. With the newly found technological advancements, rescuers should be able to save more people than ever. And lastly, unexpected, harsh conditions can throw off any climber’s experience and leave them with no other option but to rely on these services. Mountains often contain a large number of harsh environmental conditions.
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.
The journeys of Lindbergh and Columbus both were difficult and riddled with challenges. As previously mentioned, Lindbergh suffered from sleep deprivation on his journey; this sleep deprivation caused hallucinations. Hallucinations are dangerous when flying, you could possibly crash due to seeing the ground or dodging out of the way of a bird that doesn’t exist. Columbus faced vastly different challenges, even before the voyage he faced the challenge of getting funding for his expedition into the West Indies, although he received it, he had to wait until after a war Spain was in. Even after the voyage started, he still faced obstacles including starvation, mutiny, and the fact that the crew of his ships despised him and wanted him dead.
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.
In the first chapter, it takes place in the middle of the book. The author in chapter one is creating a sense of suspense for example “...by the end of that long day, every minute would matter.” He puts this in chapter one because he is trying to create a uncertain feeling, and is hinting to something else going wrong on the way down the mountain. In chapter two it takes place before any of the events that happen in the book, and chapter two is just some background information about Mount Everest. But in chapter two it raises emotional level because it also goes over how expeditions and regular people have died on the summit. So Jon Krakauer the author of “Into Thin Air” creates a sense of tension and suspense by using pacing and foreshadowing, by going in order of events, and uses organizational patterns.
Unfortunately, many of these obstacles proved to be too difficult for Odysseus’s men, and had taken the lives of them all and would have killed Odysseus if it had not been for the help of others. If the gods and others had not given these specific instructions and details for the obstacles along Odysseus’s journey, he might have never made it home, or even may have died along the way. Finally, Odysseus makes it home, but his troubles do not end here, because he has to fight the suitors whom have occupied his home since he’d been away at war. Throughout the odyssey, homer creates many scenes that depict the idea of “love,” defined by the coming together of two things to create life. Homer creates the idea of “love”, mainly through his use of Homeric similes and metaphors.
On the mountain when everyone was getting separated and lost high on the mountain Anatoli actively looked for surviving climbers. He tried to rouse some of the climbers that had returned to camp but they refused to help saying they were too exhausted. Even though Anatoli himself was exhausted from the climb he kept going back to search for climbers on the South Col even if it was risking his own life. Although his early return to camp allowed him more rest to attempt a rescue. He could have collapsed from exhaustion or gotten lost but kept going back anyway.
Furthermore, these Rangers hoped for missions and war, but nothing qualified for war, as they yearned for battle. During this scene in the book, I fully understood the fact that the Rangers were different from the Deltas. However, I completely disagree with the fact that coming out of high school and having a positive attitude, without having a real battle combat experience, is a great idea to pursue them and place them in war. Their emotions during a real battle could affect their performance, it happens to every soldier to feel fear, because the result is between life and death. On the other hand, this scene caused me confusion is the actions of the Rangers, that seems incompetent during a battle.