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Into thin air

1996 Everest Disaster - Jon Krakauer

camilus Benedictus

on 26 April 2010

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Transcript of Into thin air

Storyline a personal account from Krakauer
several summit teams greed overestimate delays bad weather conditions guides sherpas clients no oxygen concurred factors human faults too many people The Article non-fiction no Pulitzer Prize divided in many sections detailed backgrounds published in September 1996 caused harsh reactions Tonality & Style mental picture not from A to Z envy naivety selfish irrational acts competition mixture: "embedded watchdog coverage" born 1954, in Brookline (Massachusetts) first summit with 8 years "Into the Wild" (1996) Under the Banner of Heaven" (2003) Jon Krakauer degree in Environmental Studies journalist, mountaineer, fisherman, carpenter, adventurer founded in 1977
focus on outdoor activities
five departments: Destinations, Style, Bodywork, Essentials, The Guide
2010 rate base: 675,000
median age: 40
male/female-proportion: 70/30%

fluently clearly empathic "My eyes were frozen. The cold was so painful, I just curled up in a ball and hoped death would come quickly." "Whoever it was reminded Athans of a mummy in a low budget horror film." Outside Magazine Quotations "While you guys are screwing around here, I'm losing brain cells by the millions!" "With enough determination, any bloody idiot can get up this hill. The trick is to get back alive." "Imagery from the climb and its sad aftermatch permeates my dreams." "In a certain sense, they may have been playing chicken up there, each guide plowing ahead with one eye on the clock, waiting to see who was going to blink first and turn around." Thank you for your attention! Alex & Kamil
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