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Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
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May 27, 2012

it was amazing
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Read in February, 2010

Stupendous book. I read it in one go. Addictive stuff. This true account of a disaster on mount everest had me wanting to get out and experience the danger and thrill of hardcore alpine climbing then and there. Amidst accounts of nailbiting suspense and edge-of-seat action, JK gets philosophical and contemplative at sudden turns. And offers great insight into mountain climbing, and the motivation behind the act. For most climbers the only reason to climb a jagged peak risking death is just because 'it is there'.

I got this in Nepal when i was just about to leave and suddenly found myself unable to put it down. I suppose seeing the Himalayas in the flesh added to the thrill of the book. The mountains are like walls across the sky, impossibly big. consequently my nose was stuck in it through two flights and innumerable transit hours. I also came home and finished most of it before i slept, just in time for work the next morning. Highly recommended.
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message 1: by Irwan (new)

Irwan Sounds like a good read :-)

Halik It really is!

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