The Life Of Another In Jon Krakauer´s Into Thin Air

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There are people in life who crave thrill and adventure; who feel their life is missing something. Some people choose to climb Everest to fulfill this. Desperate to summit, to experience a view beyond words, people risk their lives to get a sneak peek at the top of the world. Although Everest is the world’s highest mountain, it is also the world’s highest open grave. In Jon Krakauer 's Into Thin Air, eight climbers lose their lives; the most dead in one year. Andy Harris, Anatoli Boukreev, and Lopsang Jangbu Sherpa, are all examples of why it is not worth risking your own life to save the life of another. Andy Harris’s heroic act of attempting to save Rob Hall and Doug Hansen is an example of why saving the life of another is not worth putting
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