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Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer is about climbing Mount Everest and the results of this particular climb.  In this description of this climb, Krakauer has the assignment of documenting what happens as part of his work for a magazine.  Krakauer is very blunt about the commercial aspects of guides taking...

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Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer is about climbing Mount Everest and the results of this particular climb.  In this description of this climb, Krakauer has the assignment of documenting what happens as part of his work for a magazine.  Krakauer is very blunt about the commercial aspects of guides taking novice climbers up a mountain for which they are not prepared simply because of the money.  He talks about the literal traffic jams of groups waiting for other groups to move by the necessary trail up to the top.  Many of his group make it to the top only to be hit by a fierce storm which makes the climb down deadly.  Several of the climbers and guides lose their lives which Krakauer documents amid the difficulties of trying to return to safety further down the mountain.  The book has become a discussion point about regulating who can climb despite having the money to pay for a trip, should the climbers and guides be coordinated through one agency so that the traffic jams don't occur, and should the climb be allowed at all when conditions are not optimal.  Krakauer's book became the central focus of the general discussion about mountain climbing and its dangers.

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