Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster: Krakauer, Jon
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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

Author(s): Krakauer, Jon

Copyright: 1997, Villard, NY
Specifications: 1st ed, 1st prtg, 8vo, pp.293, frontis, 12 bw photos, text illus, map eps, white/grey cloth
Condition: dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine

Jon Krakauer joined Rob Hall’s Adventure Consultants team to write for Outside magazine on an Everest guided climb. In the end he was one of the few survivors of the disastrous storm which killed eight climbers in May 1996. His account of one of mountaineering’s worst tragedies, and its implications for commercial guiding, was a bestseller for weeks and sold millions of copies. In 1997 it won the Banff Mountaineering Literature Award. The UK edition is unique in that it has more photos and all are in color, unlike the US edition. The magnificent Illustrated Edition features heavy stock paper, a full-cloth stamped case, acetate dust jacket, and 240 photos, many of which had not been previously published. The Illustrated Edition also includes a new postscript by Krakauer in response to Boukreev’s book ‘The Climb’. This prompted an extensive rebuttal in Boukreev’s expanded trade edition of ‘The Climb’ and a subsequent revised postscript in Krakauer’s expanded trade edition of ‘Into Thin Air’. Jon won the 1986 AAC Literary Award for his writing achievements.


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