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Into Thin Air
Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer
When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds...Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed Outside journalist and author of the bestselling Into the Wild. Taking the reader step by step from Katmandu to the mountain's deadly pinnacle, Krakauer has his readers shaking on the edge of their seat. Beyond the terrors of this account, however, he also peers deeply into the myth of the world's tallest mountain. What is is about Everest that has compelled so many poeple--including himself--to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense? Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer's eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement.From the Paperback edition.
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britt_brooke
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DAY 15 #Frozen | Jon Krakauer was present during one of Everest‘s deadliest disasters. It‘s a fantastic, harrowing read.

#MOvember
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Cinfhen That it is!!!!! 4d
ralexist Love this book! I was fortunate that it was part of my syllabus in my Adventures in Risk & Reading course in college 🙂 4d
britt_brooke @ralexist That sounds like such an interesting course! 4d
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ralexist @britt_brooke - It was. The Voyage of the Narwhal, Where the Pavement Ends, Songlines, Into the Wild...just so many great "textbooks" ? 4d
Megabooks Loved this one. Beck Weathers came and spoke at Duke when I was there, but I didn‘t go. I can‘t remember why now. I wish I had gone. 9h
britt_brooke @Megabooks Too bad you missed it. Would‘ve been super interesting to hear him speak! 8h
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veritysalter
Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer
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#GratefulReads - Day Thirteen -#ReadInOneSitting I read this book (after seeing the IMAX film Everest) in one day, whilst I was alone in the house. Despite knowing the awful and tragic outcome of the ill fated expedition, I was gripped.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!! 6d
Jee_HookedOnBookz Love the simplicity of the cover! 6d
Eggs I know what you mean 6d
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚❤️ 6d
KendallHershey I read this book on an airplane sitting in the window seat and cried as I realized I was at the same height as Everest. Embarrassing, but this book was so incredible. 5d
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perfectsinner
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This was a hard book to read due to the tragedies that occurred, but overall I enjoyed it.

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Come-read-with-me
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Driving through a snow storm in the mountains and re-listening to the tagged book. Such a powerful story of humankind‘s desire to triumph over nature and the staggering loss that can result. Even after so many years the story is relevant given the ever increasing commercialization of Everest. Those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it.

Buechersuechtling Indeed sounds like an interesting read. Amusing that you – accidentally❓– chose entertainment for your ride that in a way matched with your weather conditions. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @Buechersuechtling It was amusing - it was the only thing that would download. Perhaps the universe was trying to tell me to stop driving! 😂 2mo
rather_be_reading cant wait to get to this one! 2mo
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Natetheworld
Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer
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We live sheltered lives. We travel from home to work and back again. Our journeys into the wild are only temporary. Local parks, beaches, or visits to national parks are the only interactions some of us will ever have.

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LibLib
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This has been on my shelf for a long time and I regret not reading it sooner. This is a true account from the POV from the author who was on the team that hiked up Mount Everest in 1996 which ended up being the most deadly. It is absolutely astounding what humans are willing to put themselves through for thrill seeking but also, what the body can actually withstand. One person survived outside with no shelter in a gale with -100F temp!🥶#recommend

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There is nothing as satisfying as listening to John Krakauer read “Into Thin Air” while knitting reading blankets when it‘s scorching outside! #thingsnottodoinsocal

rather_be_reading gorgeous 😍 and sounds like a great day! 4mo
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CassQ
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Waking up earlier then everyone else at your campsite has some major benefits. Reading my first BOTM extra in the early sun, birds chirping, and just enough breeze to keep the nasty bugs away.🦟🦟🦟

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SoniaC
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Listened to this on audible and it really is hard to get through. I can‘t imagine the pain, suffering and terror of those people on the top of Everest. Not to mention those behind helpless to do anything. Very intense listen.

Zelma I kept finding excuses to drive around just to keep listening to the audiobook on a vacation. (edited) 5mo
SoniaC @Zelma when the audiobook is really good my dogs find the walkies significantly longer 😂 5mo
Godmotherx5 I just finished it last night. 4mo
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Melissa_J
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Mount Everest, K2, and Denali have figured prominently in some of my non-fiction reading. I can‘t get enough of mountaineering non-fiction, which is pretty weird considering I have zero interest in climbing mountains myself 🧗‍♀️

#Mountains #WanderingJune

Cinfhen Check out this shelf @Christinak 😍🤩 5mo
BarbaraBB More praise for Krakauer. Must read him! 5mo
LeahBergen It‘s such a fascinating subject (but you wouldn‘t catch me in crampons)! 5mo
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Eggs I feel the same way-though I‘ve never wanted to do it, I love reading about it. I‘ve read several of these books 5mo
Christinak @cinfhen I have only read - Into Thin Air - is there one here you would recommend over the others? 5mo
Cinfhen Stacking that one Melissa @Christinak A group of friends are climbing Kilimanjaro in September and I‘m so worried for them. The oxygen and altitude can really mess you up. Some are super fit but a few in my opinion should NOT be undertaking such an adventure 🙄😬 5mo
Melissa_J @Cinfhen even the super fit ones may have issues. Altitude sickness can strike anyone. I have a friend who tried to climb Kilimanjaro but had to turn back because she just couldn‘t adjust to the altitude. You may also like this one 5mo
Cinfhen This group is going with 4 guides to every person!!! So if someone or two can‘t make it, the others will be able to continue on. I‘m going to check out the other book you tagged!! Thanks 💚 5mo
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Christinak
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Read this book and you will understand why I READ about climbing #Mountains
#WanderingJune

Cinfhen I‘ve read this one and loved it!!! Excellent writing 5mo
BarbaraBB I‘ve never read Krakauer but I will soon, buddy reading with @squirrelbrain and @Hooked_on_books ! 5mo
gradcat I love this book, and you will, too @BarbaraBB I feel sure of it! 5mo
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BarbaraBB We‘re going to read another Krakauer: 5mo
Hooked_on_books This one‘s great, but frankly I‘ve never been unhappy with Krakauer. Missoula is a really tough one, but is also great. @BarbaraBB 5mo
BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books that one sounds good too! Looking forward to buddy reading, maybe thereafter I‘ll read that one as well! Or Into Thin Air, since @gradcat highly recommends it! (edited) 5mo
gradcat @BarbaraBB But I love all of his books! 😂 You can‘t go wrong with any of the ones mentioned here! 👍 5mo
Melissa_J This book also started my fascination with all things mountaineering. 5mo
Christinak @Melissa_J Every time I see this book on my shelf - I think about how eyes can get frostbitten in extreme cold ❄️👀❄️ 5mo
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This is a fascinating journalistic exploration of the journey Jon Krakauer took in 1996 attempting to climb Mt. Everest. It felt a little rushed which the author admits to, but it is completely engrossing. I wanted a more psychological angle that attempts to understand why people do this, but there was very little of that. Overall, I‘m in a rabbit hole and I now need more books like this.

Macnjen I've read this twice and listened to the audiobook. It's such a shocking, compelling story I just couldn't believe it. 5mo
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cariashley
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Wow. This was simply RIVETING. I started this right before seeing all the news about deaths on Everest a few weeks ago by complete coincidence - it had been on my audiobook TBR for ages. The issues during Krakauer‘s climb over two decades ago were startlingly similar to what‘s going on there now. Such a fascinating, unsettling read.

britt_brooke Devastating, but such an amazing story and memoir! I keep meaning to reread it. I love Krakauer. 5mo
marleed I was obsessed with this book and have subsequently read all his books and others about Everest. Not all the climbers concurred with his telling of the event. But so it goes with a memoir. 5mo
Crazeedi I read this years ago, it was chilling and riveting 5mo
cariashley @marleed I‘ve read a lot of his other books but not this one until now. Everest fascinates me because I can‘t fathom how anyone could want to do it. What are some of the other books you‘ve read about it that you‘d recommend? 5mo
marleed What comes to mind first is a German movie called North Face - I loved it. Also the documentary called Everest narrated by Liam Neeson. I read Three cups of tea based on the climbing aspect. There‘s a lot out there. I tend to look for live journaling in May of each year. 5mo
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LGal
Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer
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My first book for my Library's Summer Reading Program. I've always been very interested in mountain climbing, and the recent news about the difficulties on Mount Everest made me want to learn more about this event.

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LGal
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My first challenge in my Library's Summer Reading Program. While I'm not usually a huge fan of autobiographies/biographies, I have had a few Memiors that I have been wanting to read.

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 5mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 5mo
Chelleo Welcome! 5mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 5mo
LGal @RaimeyGallant Wow! Thank you so much for all of this helpful info. I'm a newbie, so I definitely appreciate it! 🙂 5mo
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LGal @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thank you. BTW, I loved watching CarmenSanDiego on PBS as a kid. 5mo
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Since you left me, I'm so alone
Now you're coming, you're coming on home
I'll be good like I know I should
You're coming home, you're coming home
It won't be long yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah)🎶

For the wives, children, and friends waiting for the Everest climbers to return; there were so many who didn‘t...

#itwontbelong #BeatleMaynia

MoonWitch94 This story broke my heart. I read it when I was too young for that amount of real tragedy. It‘s always stayed with me 😿 6mo
Hoopiefoot @MoonWitch94 Same here. 6mo
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Christinak
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Straddling the top of the world, one foot in China and the other in Nepal, I cleared the ice from my oxygen mask, hunched a shoulder against the wind, and stared absently down at the vastness of Tibet. I understood on some dim, detached level that the sweep of #earth beneath my feet was a spectacular sight.

#QuotsyMar19 #31DaysOfNonFiction

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Ncostell
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While I would never in a million years consider climbing Mount Everest I am fascinated by those who have so Krakauer‘s firsthand account of his ascent of Everest and the disastrous climb of 1996 was really absorbing. Perhaps not the best book to read on my ski vacation in New Hampshire however! Here‘s a few pictures from the Black Swan Inn in Tilton, NH which is a cozy B&B with delicious breakfast! Letter I book for #LitsyAtoZchallenge2019.

Crazeedi Read this several years ago, crazy people! Your B and B looks amazing! 9mo
Ncostell @Crazeedi Yes, my idea of a fun vacation is staying at a lovely B&B rather than climbing Everest! 9mo
Crazeedi @Ncostell definitely a better choice!👍❤️ 9mo
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Suet624 I read the magazine article that the author wrote immediately following the event. It was raw and filled with details that he was unable to put in the book because of lawsuits. I thought he did a good job with the book but it wasn‘t quite as impactful as the article. 8mo
Ncostell @Suet624 I‘ll have to track down the article, sounds fascinating. 8mo
Suet624 I‘m. It sure you‘ll be able to find it. I‘ve tried. It was in Outside Magazine and I think they were required to pull the article due to lawsuits, primarily from the woman who was on the climb. 8mo
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Chelseapianista
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This was so compelling and I couldn‘t put it down. The author‘s recollection of events leaves room for the reader to explore their own morality under grave circumstances.

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Into Thin Air
Into Thin Air
You‘re as Cold as Ice - just asked Alexa to play it for me. 🎶

#manicmonday
@JoScho

JoScho 💙💙💙 9mo
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Kristineoc
Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer

3rd book of 2019 Recommended to me in a hiking group. Into Thin Air is an incredible account of the events that took place on Mount Everest in 1996. All the names can be a challenge to keep straight. Loved the details included in the footnotes. Read in a day.

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JennyM 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 10mo
vivastory Excellent choices! 10mo
Cinfhen Great collage 🙌🏻😀 10mo
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magicalshelves
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I don‘t normally read a lot of nonfiction but after watching a few short documentaries on Everest this month I picked up a copy of this book from my library last week and read it while on vacation. This book is haunting & the events described by Everest survivor, Krakauer, are terrifying. It is hard to give a rating to a book that is a true story/perspective piece of a mountaineering tragedy but I will say I enjoyed Krakauer‘s narrative & honesty.

MrBook Great review! 10mo
magicalshelves @MrBook Thank you! 😊 10mo
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Cinfhen
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#WinterWonderland #WalkingInTheAir One of the most compelling true accounts of nonfiction I have ever read.
Jon Krakauer, author and mountain climber, is hired by Outside Magazine to write an article about the commercialism on Mount Everest. Krakauer decides he wants to climb the mountain, and joins the most disastrous Everest expedition in history. His story is unflinching.

Crazeedi This book was excellent 11mo
Bklover I may have to read this again sometime. Been quite a while but I know I liked it ❤️😘 11mo
Kimberlone I think this is Krakauer‘s best book by a long shot 11mo
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Cinfhen I think I could do a reread as well @Bklover Happy Holidays ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
Kimberlone @Cinfhen that‘s one I haven‘t got to yet! 11mo
TrishB All these bonkers people that climb mountains! 11mo
Kalalalatja I just started Into The Wild, and I loved Missoula when I read it in the Spring. He really is a great and engaging writer! 11mo
Oblomov26 This book seized me an would not let me go - amazing read 11mo
LauraBeth I read this book in the late 90s and still think about it! 11mo
Cathythoughts Sounds interesting 👍🏻♥️ 11mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen I will check it out! 11mo
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vivastory
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Krakauer's account of the '96 Mount Everest disaster has the narrative drive of a great novel, but is unfortunately a true story. Although the expedition occurred during the climbing window, temperatures at 29,000 feet are far below freezing year long. Informative, engaging & well written. Into Thin Air is one of the best nonfiction books I read this year.
#WinterKills
#WinterWonderland
@Cinfhen @TrishB

Cinfhen Fantastic pick ☃️ 12mo
vivastory @Cinfhen Thanks! I need to read some of Krakauer's other books! 12mo
Cinfhen I read both of these and both were excellent 12mo
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vivastory @Cinfhen Thanks for the suggestions. I've also heard great things about 12mo
Cinfhen Yes!!! I forgot about that one...I haven‘t read but I hear it‘s really well done. Thanks for the reminder 😁 12mo
TrishB Amazing story 👍🏻 great pick. 12mo
JillR I just bought this for a Christmas gift for my brother in law but haven‘t read it myself, glad to see I chose a good one! 😅 (and I might ask to borrow it when he‘s done!) 12mo
Lcsmcat I almost posted this one but I couldn‘t find my copy for the photo. Good choice! 12mo
Faibka Great! It‘s on my list after I read Into the Wild, I liked his writing style and extensive research though the subject matter was tragic. 12mo
britt_brooke 💚 Krakauer 11mo
Suet624 I remember reading the article he wrote for outside magazine immediately following the event. It was so raw and emotional. There were things he wasn‘t allowed to put in the book and those are the things I‘ll always remember. 11mo
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Jeannineth
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Interesting

gradcat Loved that book! 12mo
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vivastory
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I made a significant dent in The Deep, but frankly I'm a bit bored with it. I read his book The Troop a couple of years ago and was really grossed out by it, but not really scared. Same thing so far with The Deep. Switching to the tagged book that I read a 100 pages of the other day & am loving it.
#Deweysreadathon

Melissa_J I hated The Deep, I found it a chore to get through. Loved Into Thin Air though. 13mo
vivastory @Melissa_J I'm probably going to bail on it. He's just trying too hard. It's like watching a Saw movie. Once you get past the feeling of being grossed out, it's boring because there's not much else going on. 13mo
LeahBergen I was unimpressed with The Troop and haven‘t bothered with his others. Into Thin Air is fantastic, though! 13mo
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Hooked_on_books I have yet to be disappointed by Krakauer. He tells a story so well. This one is great! 13mo
vivastory @Hooked_on_books This is my first Krakauer, will definitely be reading more! 13mo
britt_brooke Krakauer is one of my favorite nonfiction authors. This book is so good! 13mo
vivastory @britt_brooke I was really impressed by it. Easily one of the best nf I've read in awhile. 13mo
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Thousand-Lives
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My Everest obsession continues...☺️

bookandcat So good! 1y
bookandcat Yessss! Lol. I have been so obsessed and have read Into Thin Air so many times I once figured out who the two people were who were, erm, "sauce making" (as they say in the book) on the mountain and got blamed by others for bad juju. I've since forgotten but I bet I could figure it out again if I reread. 1y
Thousand-Lives I absolutely love that you figured that out 🤣🤣 @bookandcat 1y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Oh Geez, I have NO self control. Just signed up for ANOTHER Swap. @LazyDays is hosting #TheGreatWideOpen Swap, the theme is outdoors & adventure. I'm a sucker for a good theme, and I love outdoor/ survival stuff. Swing by her feed and join in on the fun!
🚣‍♀️🌵⛷❄🚵‍♀️🌲🧗‍♂️🍃🌏

Bookishthoughts Thank you for sharing!💜 1y
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Thousand-Lives
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I knew nothing about mountain climbing, and cared nothing about mountain climbing...and then I read this book. I think my friends and family are tired of hearing me talk about Everest. 😬 Krakauer‘s account of the 1996 Everest disaster is fascinating and utterly absorbing, and I can‘t stop thinking about the men and women who are brave enough to climb to the highest point on Earth.

#botmbacklog book 5

Joy0201 I got Everest obsessed after reading this. 1y
bookandcat 🎉🎉🎉🎉 amazing job! I totally agree with you and with @Joy0201 it definitely makes one Everest obsessed. Btw, the movie Everest basically covers the span of this book - pretty cool to see the actual sites. I also looked up videos on YouTube of the Khumu Icefall and good Lord it looks so scary! 1y
Thousand-Lives @bookandcat I just checked the movie Everest out from the library yesterday! 😂 Now off to watch these YouTube videos you speak of...🤣 1y
Thousand-Lives @Joy0201 Yes I‘m completely obsessed still! I just started listening to The Climb because I‘m not ready to let Everest go just yet! 1y
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Thousand-Lives
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The best way to justify spending the morning on the couch with a book is to put it at the top of your “to-do” list, right?? 😉

Kathleenkelly Such a sad story but one of my favorites. I don‘t want to climb Everest (it would kill me), I just really want to go to base camp. 1y
Thousand-Lives @Kathleenkelly Yes base camp would be an awesome experience. I‘m so impressed by anyone who has climbed Everest. Truly a fascinating read! 1y
whippoorwill815 I love this book! 1y
Thousand-Lives @whippoorwill815 Me too! I rarely reread books, but I‘m already planning to read this one again. 1y
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Thousand-Lives
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Starting my fifth #botmbacklog book! My husband was excited to find I‘d picked this one because he‘s read it. We rarely read the same books (and to be honest, my husband rarely reads).

callielafleur It's so good!! 1y
bookandcat Ahhhh you get confetti for starting this one 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 because no lie THIS IS MY FAVORITE NONFICTION BOOK OF ALL TIME. I've read it about 20 times and it always makes me want to climb Mount Everest. This means the writing is good because a) I hate the cold b) I don't like sleeping outdoors c) I don't rock climb and d) it's about the deadliest season ever in Everest. ENJOY! 1y
Thousand-Lives @bookandcat 🤣🤣 So funny! I can see why you like it so much, I‘m about 100 pages in and really enjoying it! 👍 1y
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I enjoyed the writing style of this book.

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atenelli
Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer

I read this when it first came out, and in the meantime have read memoirs by other climbers who were on Mt. Everest at the same time. Powerful story with one big lesson: There are too many people up there who should not be.#nonfiction#mountains#favorite

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tinybooks
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De mest spännande äventyren upplevs ibland bekvämt från soffan.

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gobecauseyoucan
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This was the book that started it all for me, went on to read several mountaineering books. Reading this book takes you to Mt. Everest and the life and death situations that actually occurred. Love Jon Krakauer. #jonkrakauer #intothinair

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#ReadingResolutions #BookishMountain

Into Thin Air was my first Krakauer book & my first thought for this prompt. It's fascinating, harrowing & tragic & not without controversy, as some of the survivors & eye-witnesses like Krakauer, (who was on the ill-fated 1996 Mr. Everest climb to write a magazine article) have differences of opinion on what happened & who/what were to blame. I've not read other books on the subject, but I liked the movies.

Oblomov26 A great book which convinced me I would never climb a mountain 1y
Crazeedi Oh I read this a long time ago, it was a great book, very scary because it is real. 1y
Reggie There is a Moth podcast performance of the son of the guy who lead the expedition this book is about and it is heart wrenching. Fisher Price I think is the last name. 1y
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Susanita
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I happened on one of those “on this day” news stories and learned that it‘s the 65th anniversary of Hillary and Norgay‘s successful ascent of Mt. Everest.

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Godmotherx5
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Audible has a good sale going. Editor‘s picks are $6.95. The tagged book was recommended by @britt_brooke

TheNextBook That book is absolutely incredible. It was the first book I read by him and it made me a fan! 2y
britt_brooke 🙌🏻 I picked it up this morning! I‘ve been wanting to reread it on audio. 🤗 2y
Godmotherx5 @TheNextBook How cool. I‘ve heard good things but have not read his work. @britt_brooke You‘re a true fan. 2y
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BookaholicNatty
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#GetMovin Day 2 Photo Challenge - The prompt for today was #HigherGround. This is all that kept coming to my mind. It‘a an adventure book that talks about the authors personal experience/tragedy on Mount Everest! A mountain is considered #HigherGround! 😁📚

Cinfhen Great choice and fantastic book😍 2y
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britt_brooke
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There‘s no #higherground on earth. This is Krakauer‘s personal account of the disastrous climb in 1996, one of the deadliest in Everest‘s history. This book is SO good. One of my favorite NF reads.

#GetMovin

Cinfhen It is an excellent read!! Written so well. 2y
Godmotherx5 Sounds really good. 2y
RadicalReader @britt_brooke I adore the sunset/sunrise on this beautiful book cover 2y
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LizzieLou My tenth grade teacher assigned this book. So well written and such a scary experience. Then we watched the episode of The Simpsons where Homer climbed their mountain. Check out Under the Banner of Heaven. 2y
britt_brooke @LizzieLou Under the Banner of Heaven was my first Krakauer. I‘ve read all of his books except Eiger Dreams. Love him. 💚 2y
britt_brooke @RadicalReader It‘s gorgeous! 💚 2y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen @Godmotherx5 It‘s so good! I love Krakauer. I‘m hoping to reread it on audio at some point. 2y
Blaire @britt_brooke under the banner of heaven was my first krakauer as well. This one was my second. Great nf storyteller. 2y
britt_brooke @Blaire I love his journalistic approach. Very readable and not boring like some nf. 2y
Reviewsbylola I need to try this one again. I started it awhile ago but just wasn‘t in the mood. 2y
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola It‘s so good. I‘m hoping to reread it on audio eventually. 2y
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Monieeka
Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer
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Getting ready to start this and pretty pumped! My mountaineering obsession is growing rapidly!

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Blueberry
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After finishing the amazing Into Thin Air I have ordered all the rest of these from my library to learn more about the 1996 disaster on Mt. Everest.

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Blueberry
Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer
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Wow. I have resisted reading this for awhile even though I owned it. But I started it yesterday and have since ordered the movie and a second one and been on the internet after each chapter looking up people and photographs. Engrossing book.

Zelma I fell into a major black hole of info about Mt. Everest after reading this. I completely understand! 2y
Blueberry @Zelma Oh, you get it ! 2y
LeahBergen I ignored visitors when I was reading this and then became “Everest-obsessed”, too! 😂 2y
Melissa_J This book started my Everest-obsession, which moved on to a mountaineering in general obsession. I‘ve never climbed a mountain in my life, but I can‘t stop reading about those who do. @LeahBergen (edited) 2y
emilyhaldi Oh good! I want to read this one soon 😄 2y
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Blueberry
Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer
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1. Goodreads though I used to keep a written booklist.
2. Hmm, maybe third person
3. Reading or working
4. @NataliePatalie

#TrivialThursday @GarthRanzz

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Texreader
Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer
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Started this audiobook today too

Q84 I have this sitting on my shelf waiting to be read 2y
SandyW I LOVED this book in print. I may have to try the audio book... 2y
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Melissa_J
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#ItsaLongWaytotheTop 🏔 and sometimes a deadly one! #MarchintoOz

This is my favourite work of non-fiction, and the book that launched my fascination with mountaineering tragedies (I know, weird thing to be fascinated by 🤷🏻‍♀️).

AndreaReads I totally get that fascination! Great pic! 2y
AmandaL This is a great book! 2y
LeahBergen I see a bit of a dog behind that book. 😆 2y
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Lizpixie I loved this book! I have it on audio, read by the author. Have you seen the documentary about what happened? I think it‘s a Frontline special, it has all the survivors talking about their experiences.❄️ (edited) 2y
Melissa_J @Lizpixie I have seen it, yes. It was excellent, and so heartbreaking. 2y
Melissa_J @LeahBergen yup, Ellie is in there 🐶 2y
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