Robert Hall's To Blame In Into Thin Air

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The book Into Thin Air is a book that outlines the Mount Everest disaster, as factually correct it can. However, there is a person that is too blame for this disaster to happen. The main person responsible for the deaths of the Mount Everest disaster was Robert Hall. However, that does not mean Robert Hall was the only one at fault. Ultimately the blame falls on Ang Dorje, Robert Hall, and Ian Woodall, each for their own reasons, and ultimately Hall, and Fisher were responsible for the others. Robert Hall is the one most responsible for deaths of those that died in the Mount Everest Disaster. One of the reasons that is, is that he was paid to keep them safe. “We guarantee the maximise the safety and success of your adventure (37).” Although he does say we agree to maximise safety, maximise being the keyword, he does …show more content…

This is because, in the end, the two guides were not careful or safe, each for their own reasons. “Likewise since he had failed to get anybody to the top in 1995, it would have been bad for Hall’s business if he failed again in 1996-- especially if Fisher succeeded(285).” This is Hall’s reason for pushing forward, the fact that it would be bad for his business if he didn’t keep on pushing forward, especially since he “was charging $65,000 a head to guide clients to the top of the world(37).” Fisher's reason was that “Fisher had never guided Everest before 1996. From a business standpoint, there was a lot of pressure on him to be successful(285).” Fisher needed to get his clients up to the summit because it would make his business look good and that would make others come to him for business instead of Hall, and because of this, that is what the two to keep on pushing for the summit even though they shouldn’t have because it wouldn’t have been

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