Into Thin Air - Lobuje: April 8, 1996 - 16,200 Feet Summary & Analysis

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Lobuje: April 8, 1996 - 16,200 Feet Summary and Analysis

Later that day, the group at Lobuje receives word by radio that the Sherpa has been retrieved and brought down to Base Camp to be evacuated by helicopter. Hall gives the word for the group to leave Lobuje and make way to Base Camp. The group is delighted to be leaving the filthy encampment. Some have already become ill, including Andy Harris, the guide.

The group leaves for Base Camp. Krakauer and Helen Wilton, the Base Camp manager for the group, walk at the rear with Harris, who is having a hard time from his illness. The climbers pick a route through scattered rocks and icy patches of exposed glacier to Base Camp, a makeshift village of over 300 tents. Hall walks down to welcome them as they locate their camping area. Krakauer looks at his...

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