Krakauer is one of the best adventure/travel writers out there, and those who want to live vicariously through him need to read this book. He details his harrowing climb to the summit of Mount Everest, a trip that becomes deadly for many of his companions. I was so captivated by this story that I (very) momentarily considered climbing Everest...I got over that fleeting desire but still love the book.— Lauren
Now available in paperback comes the bestselling adventure book by Jon Krakauer, the acclaimed author of Into the Wild. When disaster struck during his ascent of Mt. Everest, killing eight climbers, Krakauer survived by luck, skill, and discipline. Now, he has written the definitive account of this headline-making tragedy. Illustrations.