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National BestsellerA 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 countlessincluding Krakauers in guilt ridden disarray would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air Krakauers epic account of the May 1996 disasterBy writing Into Thin Air Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful uestions that still surround the event He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture of the people and events he witnessed and gives due credit to the tireless and dedicated Sherpas He also avoids blasting easy targets such as Sandy Pittman the wealthy socialite who brought an espresso maker along on the expedition Krakauers highly personal inuiry into the catastrophe provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong But for Krakauer himself further interviews and investigations only lead him to the conclusion that his perceived failures were directly responsible for a fellow climbers death Clearly Krakauer remains haunted by the disaster and although he relates a number of incidents in which he acted selflessly and even heroically he seems unable to view those instances objectively In the end despite his evenhanded and even generous assessment of others actions he reserves a full measure of vitriol for himself This updated edition of Into Thin Air includes an extensive new postscript that sheds fascinating light on the acrimonious debate that flared between Krakauer and Everest guide Anatoli Boukreev in the wake of the tragedyI have no doubt that Boukreevs intentions were good on summit day writes Krakauer in the postscript dated August 1999 What disturbs me though was Boukreevs refusal to acknowledge the possibility that he made even a single poor decision Never did he indicate that perhaps it wasnt the best choice to climb without gas or go down ahead of his clients As usual Krakauer supports his points with dogged research and a good dose of humility But rather than continue the heated discourse that has raged since Into Thin Airs denouncement of guide Boukreev Krakauers tone is conciliatory; he points most of his criticism at G Weston De Walt who coauthored The Climb Boukreevs version of events And in a touching conclusion Krakauer recounts his last conversation with the late Boukreev in which the two weathered climbers agreed to disagree about certain points Krakauer had great hopes to patch things up with Boukreev but the Russian later died in an avalanche on another Himalayan peak Annapurna I In 1999 Krakauer received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters a prestigious prize intended to honor writers of exceptional accomplishmentAccording to the Academys citation Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of the finest tradition of investigative journalism with the stylish subtlety and profound insight of the born writerHis account of an ascent of Mount Everest has led to a general reevaluation of climbing and of the commercialization of what was once a romantic solitary sport; while his account of the life and death of Christopher McCandless who died of starvation after challenging the Alaskan wilderness delves evendeeply and disturbingly into the fascination of nature and the devastating effects of its lure on a young and curious mind

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Into Thin AirNational BestsellerA 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 countlessincluding Krakauers in guilt ridden disarray would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air Krakauers epic account of the May 1996 disasterBy writing Into Thin Air Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful uestions that still surround the event He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture of the people and events he witnessed and gives due credit to the tireless and dedicated Sherpas He also avoids blasting easy targets such as Sandy Pittman the wealthy socialite who brought an espresso maker along on the expedition Krakauers highly personal inuiry into the catastrophe provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong But for Krakauer himself further interviews and investigations only lead him to the conclusion that his perceived failures were directly responsible for a fellow climbers death Clearly Krakauer remains haunted by the disaster and although he relates a number of incidents in which he acted selflessly and even heroically he seems unable to view those instances objectively In the end despite his evenhanded and even generous assessment of others actions he reserves a full measure of vitriol for himself This updated edition of Into Thin Air includes an extensive new postscript that sheds fascinating light on the acrimonious debate that flared between Krakauer and Everest guide Anatoli Boukreev in the wake of the tragedyI have no doubt that Boukreevs intentions were good on summit day writes Krakauer in the postscript dated August 1999 What disturbs me though was Boukreevs refusal to acknowledge the possibility that he made even a single poor decision Never did he indicate that perhaps it wasnt the best choice to climb without gas or go down ahead of his clients As usual Krakauer supports his points with dogged research and a good dose of humility But rather than continue the heated discourse that has raged since Into Thin Airs denouncement of guide Boukreev Krakauers tone is conciliatory; he points most of his criticism at G Weston De Walt who coauthored The Climb Boukreevs version of events And in a touching conclusion Krakauer recounts his last conversation with the late Boukreev in which the two weathered climbers agreed to disagree about certain points Krakauer had great hopes to patch things up with Boukreev but the Russian later died in an avalanche on another Himalayan peak Annapurna I In 1999 Krakauer received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters a prestigious prize intended to honor writers of exceptional accomplishmentAccording to the Academys citation Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of the finest tradition of investigative journalism with the stylish subtlety and profound insight of the born writerHis account of an ascent of Mount Everest has led to a general reevaluation of climbing and of the commercialization of what was once a romantic solitary sport; while his account of the life and death of Christopher McCandless who died of starvation after challenging the Alaskan wilderness delves evendeeply and disturbingly into the fascination of nature and the devastating effects of its lure on a young and curious mind

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