Into Thin Air By Jon Krakauer

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Nature can be very powerful against humans. In situations when humans have to deal with nature, many natural calamities occur that may cause situations such as death, injury, or illness. Jon Krakauer, the author and protagonist of the book Into Thin Air, expresses the conflict of man vs. nature to support how the natural calamities while climbing and descending Mount Everest set his and everyone else's lives at risk. John Krakauer always had a dream of climbing Mount Everest since his father introduced mountain climbing to him at the age of eight. In the year 1996, Krakauer finally received the chance to climb Mount Everest along with other clients when Outside magazine sent him to Nepal to write about his expedition to the summit of the mountain. However, Krakauer later learns that this expedition is not a dream come true (Krakauer, pg. 31). During Krakauer's expedition to the summit of Mount Everest, Krakauer experienced and saw many problems. One evening when ascending from Base Camp, radiation from the sun beamed down on the mountain. The heat made contact with Krakauer's head,…show more content…
Out of the four years that Hall summited Everest, two of them happened on May 10th. On this at the date the weather was always good; high visibility, clear skies, and good temperature. Everyone on Hall's team who has reached the summit on this date successfully descended the mountain (pg. 182). However, this year was different. Some people decided to back down on reaching the summit because they either lost all strength or were scared that whatever obstacles are waiting ahead might just be worse than what they have already experienced before (pg. 192). When Krakauer reached the summit, he noticed the clouds changing; a storm was coming, and he needed to descend as fast as he could (pg. 242). As many calamities there were while ascending Everest, descending proved to be the primary
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