Into Thin Air Book Report

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You Must Read This Book I related to Jon Krakauer’s book, Into Thin Air, when the deadly storm caused heroic guides and clients to quickly rally whoever they could to save themselves and nearby clients in a safe and efficient manner. On Saturday morning before Memorial Day in 2012, my home was struck by lightning during a fairly calm storm. There was no warning at all, just like the dreadful blizzard on Mount Everest. I had to recover from a blinding light and ground shattering explosion to realize my family needed to get out of the house. I ran to my parents’ room where my sister already held my mom’s hand and my dad collecting his cell phone and fire department radio to report a lightning strike. My mom ushered my sister into the truck as I called for my dog to leap in after her. We rushed to our neighbor’s house to give the fire trucks room on the street and waited while my dad conversed with the first responders. Because of my experience, I understand why Neil Beidleman reacted during the tragic snow storm. He was stable during the…show more content…
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. Because of his definite memory, this book is one of the most controversial yet enriching written pieces that leave the reader with a more grateful view on
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