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Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
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Jan 26, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: survival, adventure, memoir, asia
Read in June, 2000

I agree with the member of the Sherpa family who wrote on the internet that people were violating the mountain. It's hard to believe that someone would spend exorbitant amounts of money, go through extreme pain and hardship, risk and lose life and body—all for the thrill or egotistical pride, of being able to declare to the world that they'd climbed this mountain. Leave Everest in peace and spend your money and efforts where it will do some good, is my advice.

Captivating writing by Krakauer
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