Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

The following morning, he learned that six of his fellow climbers hadn't made it back to their camp and were desperately struggling for their lives. On assignment for outside magazine to report on the growing commercialization of the mountain, an accomplished climber, went to the Himalayas as a client of Rob Hall, Krakauer, the most respected high-altitude guide in the world.

A rangy, thirty-five-year-old new zealander, Hall had summited Everest four times between 1990 and 1995 and had led thirty-nine climbers to the top. Disaster. But neither hall nor Fischer survived the rogue storm that struck in May 1996. Krakauer examines what it is about everest that has compelled so many people -- including himself -- to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense.

Everest in the early afternoon of may 10, 1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. Six hours later and 3, krakauer collapsed in his tent, freezing, in 70-knot winds and blinding snow, hallucinating from exhaustion and hypoxia, 000 feet lower, but safe.

Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer's eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement. Into the wild is available on audio, read by actor Campbell Scott. Mount Everest.

Into the Wild

In a compelling book that evokes the writings of thoreau, and jack London, Krakauer recounts the haunting and tragic mystery of 22-year-old Chris McCandless who disappeared in April 1992 into the Alaskan wilderness in search of a raw, Muir, transcendent experience. Npr sponsorship. Villard. His emaciated corpse was discovered four months later.


Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

Fantasy. Marrying prodigiously and with virtual impunity the leader of the largest fundamentalist church took seventy-five “plural wives, and preach that any day now the world will be swept clean in a hurricane of fire, ” several of whom were wed to him when they were fourteen or fifteen and he was in his eighties, fundamentalist prophets exercise absolute control over the lives of their followers, sparing only their most obedient adherents.

At the core of his book is an appalling double murder committed by two Mormon Fundamentalist brothers, Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a revelation from God commanding them to kill their blameless victims. Weaving the story of the lafferty brothers and their fanatical brethren with a clear-eyed look at Mormonism’s violent past, Krakauer examines the underbelly of the most successful homegrown faith in the United States, and finds a distinctly American brand of religious extremism.

Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this “divinely inspired” crime, Krakauer constructs a multilayered, savage violence, polygamy, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, and unyielding faith. In under the banner of heaven, he shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders.

Jon krakauer’s literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. Villard. Along the way, he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest-growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief. Krakauer takes readers inside isolated communities in the American West, Canada, and Mexico, where some forty-thousand Mormon Fundamentalists believe the mainstream Mormon Church went unforgivably astray when it renounced polygamy.

The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest

Religion. Fantasy. Villard. Delusion. 25, 000 first printing. Extremism. A member of a climbing team that tried to take the summit of Everest in May 1996 shares the gripping true story of what happened when another climbing group was overcome by snow, wind, and lack of oxygen. Belief. Tour.

Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest

Seaborn beck weathers's miraculous awakening from a deep hypothermic coma was widely reported. The following day, one of those victims was given a second chance. Yet when he was reported dead after lying exposed on the mountain for eighteen hours in subzero weather, it was Peach who orchestrated the daring rescue that brought her husband home.

. On may 10, 1996, nine climbers perished in a blizzard high on Mount Everest, the single deadliest day ever on the peak. Villard. Framed by breathtaking accounts of his near death and resurrection, kilimanjaro—before fate stops him cold, Left for Dead offers a fascinating look at the seductive danger of extreme sports, and of his slow and agonizing physical and emotional recovery, as in rapid succession a seemingly unstoppable Weathers attacks McKinley, Elbrus, Aconcagua, high in the Death Zone of the world's tallest peak.

By the time he embarked for Everest, his home life had all but disintegrated. But the self-prescribed therapy came at a steep cost: estrangement from his wife, Peach, and their two children. Brilliant and gregarious, weathers discovered in his thirties that mountain climbing helped him cope with the black dog of depression that had shadowed him since college.

Fantasy. Only then, did beck weathers also begin to face himself, his family, facing months of surgery and the loss of his hands, his past and uncertain future. But the hidden story of what led the pathologist to Everest in the first place, and his painful recovery after his dramatic rescue, has not been told until now.

Touching the Void

Villard. With his partner, dangling helplessly over a 3, simpson, 000-foot cliff, Simon Yates was forced to cut Simpson's rope just seconds before his own snow seat would have collapsed, pulling him to his death. Belief. Extremism. Pearson Publ Oxford Heinemann. Religion. Consumed by grief and guilt, Yates struggled back to camp--only to find Simpson crawling deliriously through a blizzard.

Illustrated. Delusion. Fantasy.

Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town

Delusion. Pearson Publ Oxford Heinemann. One district attorney testified for an alleged rapist at his university hearing. Extremism. College-age women are not raped because they are promiscuous, or send mixed signals, or drunk, or feel guilty about casual sex, or seek attention. One case led to a conviction; one to an acquittal.

Fantasy. This brutal reality goes a long way towards explaining why acquaintance rape is the most underreported crime in America. Unlike burglary or embezzlement or any other felony, the victim often comes under more suspicion than the alleged perpetrator. Ptsd rates for rape victims are estimated to be 50%, higher than soldiers returning from war.

In missoula, prosecutors, krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of several women in Missoula — the nights when they were raped; their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the way they were treated by the police, defense attorneys; the public vilification and private anguish; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them.

Some of them went to the police. She later left the prosecutor’s office and successfully defended the Grizzlies’ star quarterback in his rape trial. A doj report released in december of 2014 estimates 110, 000 women between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four are raped each year. Krakauer’s devastating narrative of what happened in Missoula makes clear why rape is so prevalent on American campuses, and why rape victims are so reluctant to report assault.


Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman

Villard. Pat Tillman. Delusion. Religion. Pat tillman walked away from a multimillilon dollar NFL contract to join the Army and became an icon of 9/11 patriotism. Fantasy. Doubleday Books. Extremism. Belief. When he was killed in Afghanistan two years later, he became a legend. Pearson Publ Oxford Heinemann. However, the real Pat Tillman was much more remarkable and considerably more complicated.


The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

Fantasy. Fishing. Perfect Storm. The perfect storm is a real-life thriller that will leave readers with the taste of salt air on their tongues and a sense of terror of the deep. The bestselling book that became the blockbuster film starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Diane Lane. If the boat's not going to Buschor, Buschor's going to have to go to it.

Swim! buschor rips off his gloves and hood and starts swimming for his life. It was the storm of the century, boasting waves over one hundred feet high a tempest created by so rare a combination of factors that meteorologists deemed it "the perfect storm. When it struck in October 1991, there was virtually no warning.

. Atlantic Ocean. 8 pages of illustrations Villard. Delusion. There are times when he's thirty feet higher than the men trying to rescue him. She's comin' on, and she's comin' on strong, boys, " radioed Captain Billy Tyne of the Andrea Gail off the coast of Nova Scotia, and soon afterward the boat and its crew of six disappeared without a trace.

. Pat Tillman.

The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest

Pat Tillman. Alone and climbing blind, Anatoli Boukreev brought climbers back from the edge of certain death. Atlantic Ocean. Late in the day twenty-three men and women-including expedition leaders Scott Fischer and Rob Hall-were caught in a ferocious blizzard. Crowded conditions slowed their progress. Weston dewalt's response to Into Thin Air author Jon Krakauer.

Delusion. Weston dewalt’s compelling account of those fateful events on Everest. In may 1996 three expeditions attempted to climb Mount Everest on the Southeast Ridge route pioneered by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. Extremism. Villard. Read the climb, anatoli Boukreev portrayed by Ingvar Sigurðsson in the film and G.

Everest, the major motion picture from Universal Pictures, is set for wide release on September 18, 2015. Perfect Storm. Pearson Publ Oxford Heinemann. Religion. Doubleday Books. Fantasy.

Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day

Peter zuckerman and amanda padoan explore the intersecting lives of Chhiring Dorje Sherpa and Pasang Lama, following them from their villages high in the Himalaya to the slums of Kathmandu, across the glaciers of Pakistan to K2 Base Camp. Extremism. Perfect Storm. Fantasy. Atlantic Ocean. In august 2008, the world’s most dangerous peak, when eleven climbers lost their lives on K2, two Sherpas survived.

When disaster strikes in the Death Zone, without an axe, Chhiring finds Pasang stranded on an ice wall, waiting to die.16 pages of color illustrations; 8 maps Villard. The rescue that follows has become the stuff of mountaineering legend. Deadliest Catch. Based on unprecedented access and interviews, Buried in the Sky reveals their astonishing story for the first time.

Belief. They had emerged from poverty and political turmoil to become two of the most skillful mountaineers on earth. Religion. At once a gripping, white-knuckled adventure and a rich exploration of Sherpa customs and culture, Buried in the Sky re-creates one of the most dramatic catastrophes in alpine history from a fascinating new perspective.