Stranded, the storm left many deceased and those who survived, barely made it out live.Jon Krakauer the author of Into Thin Air lived this experience first hand.Ever since a kid Jon Krakauer wanted to climb Everest. Finally, he gets his chance but things don’t go as expected. This book is a great read and it will leave you wondering how the author survived in these horrid conditions. Suspenseful and thrilling, Jon's survival makes this book a must-read. Into Thin Air takes you through the first hand experiences of Jon Krakauer on Mount Everest conquering his dreams step by step.
Persevering through the heat my body began to ache. Hiking this mountain made me feel much achievable. I will never forget how I stepped outside my comfort zone to enjoy the values that nature has to offer as well as my maximum
Even though last night was rough I was sad when I realized that today would be my last day here. I soon realized that I wouldn't have any time to go biking, boating, or hunting but the thought of coming back one day took that grief away. I wanted to make my last day memorable so I said goodbye to Bonnie, Tom, and Charlie and I was off. While starting my hike I realized how lucky I was to be one of only ~11,000 people that visit every year. I decided that after my hike I would end my expedition by going to Silver Salmon creek in hopes of seeing some Bristol bay salmon.
I can hear my friends approaching and that breaks my focus, but I do my best to stay in the moment. After some time admiring the view, we begin to walk along one of the trails that goes along the rim. We share a few laughs, but the view itself is too overpoweing and that keeps drawing my eye. I do my best to keep my friends enterained, never getting too close to the edge of the canyon and have a great time. We continued to explore the area for a few hours and but then the sun began to fall low on the horizon, the clouds and rain began to move in.
Toby and Lucas’s love for camping is part of the reason that Toby is hiking the Appalachian Trail in the first place, so without that similarity, there may not have been a story at all. As for the differences between the two, there are a few, but that is what allows Toby and Lucas to balance each other out so well. As insisted in the book, “When we reached the rope swing, the muddy water below was the lowest I'd ever seen. It made the rope swing seem even that much higher. It made me that much more afraid.
His sister, Carine, mentioned that he was mesmerized by nature when they first started taking hikes. His character started to build up when he was only a young curious boy. From a young age, he grew up quicker and had a passion for adventure. Thoreau quotes “You are lost the moment you set foot there. You know the path, but wonder, thrilled, over the bare and pathless rock, as if it were solidified air and cloud.” Chris stuck like glue to this quote because it gave an explanation on how he felt about nature.
This experience largely impacted my life, and made me into who I am today. At first I was dragging my feet because I was resenting going on this trip because I would have to spend an entire week up in the mountains with no electronics or makeup, two things I deeply rely on in my everyday life, surrounded by fifty
Hiking the Appalachian Trail Every year, roughly 2,000 people attempt to thru-hike the entire 1,280 miles of the famous Appalachian Trail. Only one in four succeeds. Stretching from Georgia to Maine, the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) winds through snowy mountains and extensive farmland, attracting visitors from across the world to test their mettle. More than just a physical challenge, A.T. vets regularly preach that the trail is a test of mental endurance. When you’re fighting off hordes of bugs in an old shelter or nursing a swollen ankle, you will undoubtedly question why you thought it was a good idea to attempt the hike in the first place.
There is no reason to suffer on the trail. I thrive on a nutritious breakfast to fuel my long hikes into the unknown. (Actually, I had enough energy on this day to go another 4 or more miles after hiking 16 straight miles in just under 7 hours.) Too much planning creates stress so I had no idea what to expect when I left Carter’s Gap. Rumors scare hikers about simple climbs and descents with notations such as Albert Mountain will be a challenge to climb when hiking north.
As I said before, we as human beings don’t measure risks when something that we love doing or we would love to do is done. This is what happened to Christopher McCandless, he always wanted to go away from society and take a journey into the wild places of the U.S. and Alaska. After two years of continuous backpacking through many different places and meeting new friends he got to a bleak place in Alaska and he died from starvation. We all have a grief feeling about his death, but he died “on his own law”, he was happy doing what he was doing. If you were one of Christopher McCandless parents, would you be regretting having let go your son?
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.
Beck Weathers, a pathologist from Dallas, is not a likely to be seen as a strong character. In fact, even the author’s first impression of Weathers was that Weathers was only “looking to buy the summit of Everest for his trophy case,” but after a while, the author agreed that Weathers was the strongest member on the expedition (170). Despite his torn mountain boots, Weathers kept climbing up Everest without even talking about his pain (171). This shows his strong character because many other members of the expedition, including the author, frequently complained about their fatigue and pain, and some even stayed back on a few days. In addition to this pain, Weathers should have been hindered by his radial keratotomy, which affected his eyesight