Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

Author: Jon Krakauer

Format: Paperback

Pages: 368 pages

Language: English

ISBN: 9780385494786

Published: October 19th 1999

A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster.