#GratefulReads - Day Thirteen -#ReadInOneSitting I read this book (after seeing the IMAX film Everest) in one day, whilst I was alone in the house. Despite knowing the awful and tragic outcome of the ill fated expedition, I was gripped.
Driving through a snow storm in the mountains and re-listening to the tagged book. Such a powerful story of humankind‘s desire to triumph over nature and the staggering loss that can result. Even after so many years the story is relevant given the ever increasing commercialization of Everest. Those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it.
This has been on my shelf for a long time and I regret not reading it sooner. This is a true account from the POV from the author who was on the team that hiked up Mount Everest in 1996 which ended up being the most deadly. It is absolutely astounding what humans are willing to put themselves through for thrill seeking but also, what the body can actually withstand. One person survived outside with no shelter in a gale with -100F temp!🥶#recommend
Listened to this on audible and it really is hard to get through. I can‘t imagine the pain, suffering and terror of those people on the top of Everest. Not to mention those behind helpless to do anything. Very intense listen.
Mount Everest, K2, and Denali have figured prominently in some of my non-fiction reading. I can‘t get enough of mountaineering non-fiction, which is pretty weird considering I have zero interest in climbing mountains myself 🧗♀️
This is a fascinating journalistic exploration of the journey Jon Krakauer took in 1996 attempting to climb Mt. Everest. It felt a little rushed which the author admits to, but it is completely engrossing. I wanted a more psychological angle that attempts to understand why people do this, but there was very little of that. Overall, I‘m in a rabbit hole and I now need more books like this.
Wow. This was simply RIVETING. I started this right before seeing all the news about deaths on Everest a few weeks ago by complete coincidence - it had been on my audiobook TBR for ages. The issues during Krakauer‘s climb over two decades ago were startlingly similar to what‘s going on there now. Such a fascinating, unsettling read.
My first challenge in my Library's Summer Reading Program. While I'm not usually a huge fan of autobiographies/biographies, I have had a few Memiors that I have been wanting to read.
Since you left me, I'm so alone
Now you're coming, you're coming on home
I'll be good like I know I should
You're coming home, you're coming home
It won't be long yeah (yeah), yeah (yeah)🎶
For the wives, children, and friends waiting for the Everest climbers to return; there were so many who didn‘t...
Straddling the top of the world, one foot in China and the other in Nepal, I cleared the ice from my oxygen mask, hunched a shoulder against the wind, and stared absently down at the vastness of Tibet. I understood on some dim, detached level that the sweep of #earth beneath my feet was a spectacular sight.
While I would never in a million years consider climbing Mount Everest I am fascinated by those who have so Krakauer‘s firsthand account of his ascent of Everest and the disastrous climb of 1996 was really absorbing. Perhaps not the best book to read on my ski vacation in New Hampshire however! Here‘s a few pictures from the Black Swan Inn in Tilton, NH which is a cozy B&B with delicious breakfast! Letter I book for #LitsyAtoZchallenge2019.
I don‘t normally read a lot of nonfiction but after watching a few short documentaries on Everest this month I picked up a copy of this book from my library last week and read it while on vacation. This book is haunting & the events described by Everest survivor, Krakauer, are terrifying. It is hard to give a rating to a book that is a true story/perspective piece of a mountaineering tragedy but I will say I enjoyed Krakauer‘s narrative & honesty.
#WinterWonderland #WalkingInTheAir One of the most compelling true accounts of nonfiction I have ever read.
Jon Krakauer, author and mountain climber, is hired by Outside Magazine to write an article about the commercialism on Mount Everest. Krakauer decides he wants to climb the mountain, and joins the most disastrous Everest expedition in history. His story is unflinching.
Krakauer's account of the '96 Mount Everest disaster has the narrative drive of a great novel, but is unfortunately a true story. Although the expedition occurred during the climbing window, temperatures at 29,000 feet are far below freezing year long. Informative, engaging & well written. Into Thin Air is one of the best nonfiction books I read this year.
I made a significant dent in The Deep, but frankly I'm a bit bored with it. I read his book The Troop a couple of years ago and was really grossed out by it, but not really scared. Same thing so far with The Deep. Switching to the tagged book that I read a 100 pages of the other day & am loving it.
My Everest obsession continues...☺️
Oh Geez, I have NO self control. Just signed up for ANOTHER Swap. @LazyDays is hosting #TheGreatWideOpen Swap, the theme is outdoors & adventure. I'm a sucker for a good theme, and I love outdoor/ survival stuff. Swing by her feed and join in on the fun!
I knew nothing about mountain climbing, and cared nothing about mountain climbing...and then I read this book. I think my friends and family are tired of hearing me talk about Everest. 😬 Krakauer‘s account of the 1996 Everest disaster is fascinating and utterly absorbing, and I can‘t stop thinking about the men and women who are brave enough to climb to the highest point on Earth.
#botmbacklog book 5
The best way to justify spending the morning on the couch with a book is to put it at the top of your “to-do” list, right?? 😉
Starting my fifth #botmbacklog book! My husband was excited to find I‘d picked this one because he‘s read it. We rarely read the same books (and to be honest, my husband rarely reads).
I enjoyed the writing style of this book.
Into Thin Air was my first Krakauer book & my first thought for this prompt. It's fascinating, harrowing & tragic & not without controversy, as some of the survivors & eye-witnesses like Krakauer, (who was on the ill-fated 1996 Mr. Everest climb to write a magazine article) have differences of opinion on what happened & who/what were to blame. I've not read other books on the subject, but I liked the movies.
Audible has a good sale going. Editor‘s picks are $6.95. The tagged book was recommended by @britt_brooke
#GetMovin Day 2 Photo Challenge - The prompt for today was #HigherGround. This is all that kept coming to my mind. It‘a an adventure book that talks about the authors personal experience/tragedy on Mount Everest! A mountain is considered #HigherGround! 😁📚
There‘s no #higherground on earth. This is Krakauer‘s personal account of the disastrous climb in 1996, one of the deadliest in Everest‘s history. This book is SO good. One of my favorite NF reads.
After finishing the amazing Into Thin Air I have ordered all the rest of these from my library to learn more about the 1996 disaster on Mt. Everest.
Wow. I have resisted reading this for awhile even though I owned it. But I started it yesterday and have since ordered the movie and a second one and been on the internet after each chapter looking up people and photographs. Engrossing book.
#ItsaLongWaytotheTop 🏔 and sometimes a deadly one! #MarchintoOz
This is my favourite work of non-fiction, and the book that launched my fascination with mountaineering tragedies (I know, weird thing to be fascinated by 🤷🏻♀️).