As we read about what unfolded at Everest on May 9 and 10, 1996, there was a tragic disaster that struck every mountaineer on the Earth, a storm that killed 12 climbers and left many more wounded. Today readers seeaw the argument between Jon Krakauer, the author of Into Thin Air, and Anatoli Boukreev, a Russian climber who co-wrote The Climb where they disagreed on events that occured during the disaster. These two books by two survivors of Everest saw and experienced different viewpoints of what transpired in the storm above Camp Four. When we look at who is more persuasive in their books and we tend to observe three key points: their knowledge and expertise in climbing, their character, and their goodwill. But the most credibility of what actually happened on Everest goes to Jon Krakauer who was more convincing in his arguments over Anatoli Boukreev.
Kayleigh McFarland English IH Mrs. Walker March 6th, 2018 February Outside Reading: Analytical Question: What is the argument in Jon Krakauer 's Into Thin Air? Jon Krakauer 's Into Thin Air details the story of the disaster in which several climbers died on the slopes of Mt. Everest in 1996, as witnessed by Jon Krakauer. Krakauer recounts the events of the ill-fated expeditions from his own personal experience and makes several suggestions as to what may have led to the climbers being caught high on the mountain when they might have turned back and remained safe. He also examines his own role in the events as they unfolded, and how much he himself is to blame for what happened.
There are many challenges and obstacles that we face, both mentally and physically in life. After reading, “Into Thin Air,” written by Jon Krakauer, he shares his, along with others experiences of climbing Mount Everest. During this journey, climbers had to mentally and physically prepare themselves for any obstacles that headed their way. Krakauer, in particular, had prior climbing experience, but wasn’t as experience in higher altitudes such as Everest. Unfortunately, some climbers didn’t make it out alive.
Only 6.5% of people who climb Mt. Everest don’t make it back down. But that was not the case for Jon Krakauer in his group. In total, nine lives were lost on the mountain, and three more lives were lost in the following month. These tragic events led to many changes in the character of Jon Krakauer. In Jon Krakauer’s novel, Into Thin Air, Ngawang’s choice to refuse to get treated for HAPE, Beck Weather’s choice to stand on a big rock and let the wind blow him off, and Rob Hall’s choice to not abandon Doug Hansen and save himself led to Jon becoming a wiser, more respectful, and mentally stronger individual.
Jon Krakauer is looking to fulfill a childhood ambition by finally climbing Mount Everest. After being assigned to write a brief piece about the mountain for Outside magazine, Krakauer manages to convince his bosses to fund a full-fledged expedition to the top. Bold. Krakauer is climbing with Adventure Consultants, a commercial group led by experienced climber Rob Hall. The journalist befriends several members of his group, such as Andy Harris, a guide, and Doug Hansen, a fellow client and postal worker back home.
In the long run, Krakauer concludes that complete arrogance is in part to blame for the tragedy that takes place on Everest. Hall "bragged on more than one occasion that he could get almost any reasonably fit person to the summit. " Their arrogance also caused their clients to lower their guard and not fully appreciate the risks of the expedition. Overall, Krakauer taught many different themes within the novel that everyone should
In the first chapter of Into Thin Air, Krakauer opens with himself at the summit of Mount Everest and his childhood dream finally achieved, however, Krakauer states “As I began my descent I was extremely anxious but my concern had little to do with the weather: a check of the gauge on my oxygen tank had revealed that it was almost empty. I needed to get down fast” (9). When Krakauer began his descent he had spent less than five minutes at the world’s highest point. The reader is left wondering if he is able to get down the mountain alive and that suspense continues throughout the book. Jon Krakauer wrote Into Thin Air after the events occurred and he strategically places ironic quotes that builds the reader’s interest throughout.
In 1996, 29,029 feet above sea level, a expedition to climb Earth's largest mountain went horribly wrong. In the autobiography, Into Thin Air, eight climbers lost their lives trying to descend from the top of the world making this the second worse fatality rate ever to occur on Mount Everest. To be able to successively climb Mount Everest, clients must be intellectually competent, which is one of the pillars of the Grad at Grad. Being Intellectually Competent means that students go above and beyond the expectation both academically and in every day experiences, while taking the knowledge students learn in class and present it into the community. Jon Krakauer, the author, shows in his expedition multiple cases of him growing to be Intellectually
For as long as anyone can remember, people have dreamed of reaching the summit of Mt. Everest. During May of 1996, an expedition set out to Nepal to attempt a climb up Mt. Everest. By the end of this expedition to the top of Everest, many climbers lost their lives due to the brutal weather. In Jon Krakauer’s novel Into Thin Air, he takes readers through the story of the expedition, and he talks about the climbers who died. Among the list of the dead was a man named Doug Hansen.
For years, man and nature have coexisted in harmony, but in recent years, man and nature have become increasingly disconnected, as air conditioning, GMO’s, and other innovations have been made to combat the natural way of life. Some people, such as Christopher McCandless, wish to be one with nature again. As his journey into the Alaskan wilderness proved, nature and man have a glorious and close, but sometimes the unforgiving and hostile relationship, as some men admire nature, but nature is not forgiving of simple mistakes as some minor misdoings can seal one’s fate. This is proven in Jon Krakauer’s novel, Into the Wild, as nature was unforgiving of Christopher’s mistakes while attempting to survive in the Alaskan wilderness. This relationship
The events that occurred on Everest during the famous 1996 expedition are recollected by Jon Krakauer through his memories and multiple interviews. Throughout his research, Krakauer was able to piece together everything that transpired during the deadly voyage. The book starts on the top of the world, Krakauer has just reached the peak of Everest and he is prepared to start back down. After the first chapter, Jon Krakauer starts to backtrack. He begins giving descriptions at the beginning of the expedition before they even got onto the mountain, details about every person who will be on the mountain.
When Krakauer accomplishes his goal and arrive at the summit of the the mountain he does not take any photos but rather begins his descent journey. On the way down Krakauer is running low on oxygen and intelligently requests Andy Harris to turn down his valves to conserve it. However Andy erroneously opens the valves and release all of his oxygen. Krakauer now faces the issue of continuing without any supportive oxygen. Krakeru is in dismay, and begins speeding up his venture down the mountain.
In the month of May 1996, a huge climbing disaster occurred atop the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest. This disaster took the lives of many people from several expeditions who were climbing to the summit after a deadly blizzard struck the expedition. However, there are many perspectives on what happened on the day of the disaster including Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air and Anatoli Boukreev’s The Climb. The catastrophe revealed the ethos, pathos, and logos of Krakauer and Boukreev, but there are many arguments on who is more credible. In conclusion, despite the experience and knowledge of Anatoli Boukreev, Jon Krakauer’s knowledge, character, and goodwill made him a more credible person in this dispute.
Jon had always dreamed about climbing Mount Everest, but many consequences came along with what his dream was. Jon’s second reason for going up Mount Everest was that a magazine company, Outsider Magazine, gave him the opportunity to write an article about his journey. To climb Mount Everest it costs 35,000 dollars, which Jon thought was way too much money for such a high risk. He was not going to take the job, but the company offered to pay all 35,000 dollars for him to write the article. The article for Outsider Magazine helped him further write the book, Into Thin Air.
Christian Solino Literature Circle Mr. Hathaway Summary Of Into Thin Air: In the book Into Thin Air Jon tells the events leading up to the big storm. Mostly given up mountain climbing years before. The season expedition recorded many deaths. Everest in a single day could kill anyone.