Instant Everest

Into Thin Air

by Jon Krakauer

Macmillan, London, 1997

These days climbers die live.

In Jon Krakauers Into Thin Air, the compelling account of the deaths on Everest in the pre-monsoon season of 1996, two images stuck out as being superbly illustrative of everything that is currently wrong with climbing the highest mountain on earth.

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