Environmental Book Club
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 7:45pm
Join us Thursday, July 10 at 7:45 p.m. to discuss Into Thin Air by Jon Krakaurer
Into Thin Air is a riveting first-hand account of a catastrophic expedition up Mount Everest. 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, four of the five teammates who reached the top of the Mount Everest were dead by the end of the summit. An analysis of the calamity, Jon Krakaurer wrote for Outside magazine received a National Magazine Award. The unsparingly forthright book he subsequently wrote about Everest, Into Thin Air, became a #1 New York Times bestseller and was translated into more than twenty-five languages. It was also Time magazine's Book of the Year, and was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.