Into Thin Air : Reader Response

Into Thin Air is based on a true story about a journalist, Jon Krakerar, and his adventure of climbing Everest.

The reason I wanted to read this story was because it is based on a true story and I wanted to know how it really felt climbing the mountain from a person who actually did it.

The book overall wasn’t action packed or that exciting but it did teach me about mountain climbing and human nature.

The book starts off talking about the history of Mount Everest and how much people were driven to be the first person to climb the tallest mountain.

This has drastically affected the environment of the mountain and the people around it.

The book talks about how Sherpas became helpers for the Westerners climbing  Mount Everest which has completely changed their way of life. It has increased their income and let them build schools and hospitals.

But on the other hand, it has negatively affected the mountain and increased the amount of pollution on it.

The book also talks about how people’s personalities change on the mountain and how they are not willing to help other in their time of  need.

Overall this book was a good read and I recommend everyone to read it.


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