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Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
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Apr 11, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: biography-memoir, non-fiction
Read in June, 2009

I would definitely NOT recommend reading this book 3 weeks before leaving for a trek that culminates on Mt. Everest. Although our plans only take us as far as the Tibet-side base camp, reading Krakauer's account of the catastrophic expeditions of May, 1996, has only increased my anxiety. If, on the other hand, you are not setting off for a grueling, high-altitude trek any time soon, then this gripping book is well worth a read.

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