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Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
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Dec 12, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, mountain-climbing

I thought this was an excellent book, the author was the perfect man to write this book - as both an accomplished mountain climber and talented author, the wealth of experience, skill, and soul-searching he brought to the book combined to make this book a superb, gripping read - I can't imagine how it could have been better written. The descriptions of the challenges of the climb, including the terrain, equipment, and effects of prolonged exposure to thin air fleshed out the story really well. The quotations by other climbers were very interesting. The physical and psychological stresses a climber goes through are not inconsiderable. If you like mountain climbing stories this book will definitely not disappoint. If you have romanticized ideas about mountain climbing this book will be sobering. I am definitely looking forward to reading more by this author.

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