- Gebundene Ausgabe: 407 Seiten
- Verlag: Villard; Auflage: Ill Sub (17. November 1998)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0375502807
- ISBN-13: 978-0375502804
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 3,2 x 16,5 x 24,1 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 945 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.715.128 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Into Thin Air: The Illustrated Edition: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 17. November 1998
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A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster. With more than 250 black-and-white photographs taken by various expedition members and an enlightening new postscript by the author, the Illustrated Edition shows readers what this tragic climb looked like and potentially provides closure for Krakauer and his detractors.
"I have no doubt that Boukreev's intentions were good on summit day," writes Krakauer in a postscript dated August 1998. "What disturbs me, though, was Boukreev's refusal to acknowledge the possibility that he made even a single poor decision. Never did he indicate that perhaps it wasn't the best choice to climb without gas or go down ahead of his clients." As usual, Krakauer supports his points with dogged research and a good dose of humility. But rather than continue the heated discourse that has raged since Into Thin Air's denouncement of guide Boukreev, Krakauer's tone is conciliatory; he points most of his criticism at G. Weston De Walt, who coauthored The Climb, Boukreev's version of events. And in a touching conclusion, Krakauer recounts his last conversation with the late Boukreev, in which the two weathered climbers agreed to disagree about certain points. Krakauer had great hopes to patch things up with Boukreev, but the Russian later died in a avalanche on another Himalayan peak, Annapurna I. Krakauer further buries the ice axe by donating his share of royalties from sales of The Illustrated Edition to the Everest '96 Memorial Fund, which aids various environmental and humanitarian charities. --Rob McDonald
"Into Thin Air ranks among the great adventure books of all time . . . a book of rare eloquence and power that could remain relevant for centuries."
--Galen Rowell, The Wall Street Journal
Krakaur's account of the hellish Mt. Everest expedition that cost the lives of several experienced mountaineers and their paying customers is a dramatic story told very well.
I don't know much about mountaineering, or the sub-culture of adventurers who pursue personal highs through scaling the peaks of the world. The book makes a fine introduction of both topics as background for the actual Everest expedition.
Its strenght lies, of course, in the telling of the fateful trek up ths world's highest mountain. The description of the deprivation, physical pain and mental strain that greets almost all high altitude mountaineers does make for an enthralling tale (It also made me wonder who in his right mind would want to undertake such a venture).
This book is more about tradgedy than triumph. Although some of the participants have heroic moments, the fact that supreme ego as well as commercial pressure drove many to undertake unwise risks that resulted in death left this reader wondering "why" by the end of this fascinating book.
A very fine read you won't want to put down.
Krakauer makes no excuses for his own part in the tragedy, and leaves the reader questioning if he, or anyone else, could have done more. The larger question of the wisdom of these types of excursions, expensive adventures with under-experienced participants, also comes under scrutiny.
This is a armchair traveler's view of a most harrowing experience, and leaves the reader amazed, fascinated, and enlightened. Highly recommended.
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