Into Thin Air Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Everest Summit: May 10, 1996 - 29,028 Feet

• Krakauer is at the top of the summit of Mount Everest.

• Krakauer takes photos of Boukreev and Harris.

• The story jumps to the end of the disaster, with Krakauer's articles about the events.

• The author begins his descent, worried that his oxygen tank is running low.

• On his way down, the author has to wait for other climbers who are ascending.

Dehra Dun, India: 1852 - 2,234 Feet

• Krakauer gives some background information on Mount Everest.

• The first climbers to get to the summit of Everest were Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

• The authors talks about his growing fascination and development as a climber.

• Krakauer proposes to Outside Magazine to write an article about the commercialization of Mount Everest.

• The magazine balks at first, but then agrees to send him with a team led by Rob Hall.

Over Northern India: March 29, 1996 - 30,000 Feet

• Krakauer...

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