Into Thin Air is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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The book is easy to read and flows well. Somewhat riveting but was long and a lot of time was spent on guilt. Over all I enjoyed.
Better than MIKE's
After watching the movie Everest, I wanted to get a more in depth account of what happen in the spring of 1996. I thought this book was very well written providing details about each climber. I also liked how the author completely describes being on Everest to the point where you feel you are with him on this journey. Great read. Would highly recommend this book.
Read THE CLIMB by Anatoli Boukreev instead.
Boukreev got the most prestigious climbing award in the effort of saving everyone under his care. Mountain Madness lost no one with the the exception of Fischer, the leader.
Rob Hall's expedition Adventure Consultants, lost a great deal of their clients including himself.
Where was the author of this book? Whimpering in a tent with no intention of helping.
Way to spit on one's grave. How is Anatoli responsible for individuals in your expedition? Answer that and you'll not need to read further, people. This is of course only my opinion, just as it was your speculation as to the events once zipped in the safety of your tent with only your self serving attitude and lack of consideration for anyone in YOUR OWN PARTY!
Awesome book. Lots of action. Solid read. Lots of profanity if that bugs yea. Love this book
I just read Beck Weathers' account of this same excursion and loved it, so, naturally I wanted to read this next. I am glad I read them in that order. This book was way more journalistic, but, I loved the details. Jon is a wonderful storyteller. I highly recommend this book.
Emotional and educational
This book taught me a great deal about Everest. I cannot imagine the turmoil the author has had to deal with after such a tragedy. I am grateful to him for showing me what makes these climbers keep going up these dangerous mountains. I too know someone who perished on Everest and was unable to understand what this all entailed. Thank you for sharing this detailed report.
Great for starting a fire the pages just burn so great
Fast paced and gripping
By Hiker at heart
This book is outstanding yet unsettling due to the tragedy it documents so well. This book is truly difficult to put down. Krakauer is an excellent writer though this book had to be written for the sake of those who lost their lives - and those who still seek to conquer Everest.