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
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