great paced and exciting, Krakauer's first hand account of the 96 Everest disaster is a modern classic and perfect listening for driving up to the mountains.
Gripped by this story - really enjoyed everything everything about it.
I felt the author was true to the events that took place as he even stated some things that were conflicting or unsure of due to the high altitude.
Obviously, the call with Rob Hall and his wife.
A must read (or listen!)
Exciting, heartbreaking and for me unthinkable. Bravery or insanity? I love true stories and this had such insight into how different people can be. What makes a person want to do such dangerous things just to say they did it.? five minutes at the top of the world, after what it took to get there . I don't get it, would never do it, but I'm fascinated by the courage and drive that some have to take on a massive trip up this mountain.
It's astonishing that I haven't read this book until now, however watching the movie Everest I had to know more. I wanted to understand or comprehend how the 1996 Everest Expedition disintegrated into such a tragedy. The movie and the characters haunted me, left so many questions unanswered. Into Thin Air helped answer some of my questions. I was now invested in these climbers who gave everything to get to the top of the world. Krakauer unfolded the story so well that I felt I was at base camp getting ready to climb. I am obsessed with this story and thanks to Krakauer I will continue my quest and understand 1996 from the viewpoint of many others.
Yes. Great storytelling, great narration, riveting.
The descriptions really put you there on the mountain with them.
He has a handle on several accents that don't come across as cheesy, they actually help the storytelling.
Definitely sad, but also inspiring.
The storyline is not original, yet still amazing to be reminded of the passion that some people have that will make them put themselves and others in life threatening situations because they are so driven. is it because they truly believe they are invisible or is it because of their desire to tempt fate and cheat nature?
The fact that people are willing to put themselves at risk to help others.