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One of the inspirations for the major motion picture Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley. Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air is the true story of a 24-hour period on Everest, when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude, which ended the worst single-season death toll in the peak's history. In March 1996, Outside magazine sent veteran journalist and seasoned climber Jon Krakauer on an expedition led by celebrated Everest guide Rob Hall. Despite the expertise of Hall and the…mehr

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One of the inspirations for the major motion picture Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley. Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air is the true story of a 24-hour period on Everest, when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude, which ended the worst single-season death toll in the peak's history. In March 1996, Outside magazine sent veteran journalist and seasoned climber Jon Krakauer on an expedition led by celebrated Everest guide Rob Hall. Despite the expertise of Hall and the other leaders, by the end of summit day, eight people were dead. Krakauer's book is at once the story of the ill-fated adventure and an analysis of the factors leading up to its tragic end. Written within months of the events it chronicles, Into Thin Air clearly evokes the majestic Everest landscape. As the journey up the mountain progresses, Krakauer puts it in context by recalling the triumphs and perils of other Everest trips throughout history. The author's own anguish over what happened on the mountain is palpable as he leads readers to ponder timeless questions.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Pan Macmillan
  • Seitenzahl: 352
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. Juli 2011
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 195mm x 130mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 273g
  • ISBN-13: 9781447200185
  • ISBN-10: 1447200187
  • Artikelnr.: 37294869
Autorenporträt
Jon Krakauer, geboren 1954, arbeitet als Wissenschaftsjournalist für amerikanische Zeitschriften. Er wurde er durch den Millionenbestseller "In eisige Höhen", in dem er den Überlebenskampf der Bergsteiger am Mount Everest schildert, weltberühmt. Für seine Reportagen wurde er mit zahlreichen Preisen ausgezeichnet. Auf deutsch erschienen von ihm außerdem: "Auf den Gipfeln der Welt", "Mord im Auftrag Gottes", "In die Wildnis" (von Sean Penn verfilmt). In seinem neusten Buch, "Auf den Feldern der Ehre", schildert er die Tragödie des berühmtesten Freiwilligen der US-Armee. Jon Krakauer lebt mit seiner Frau in Bolder, Colorado.