The Krakauer 's Into Thin Air Essay

1259 Words Oct 17th, 2016 6 Pages
Although Krakauer’s Into Thin Air was a riveting tale of dangerous and perilous adventure, Anatoli Boukreev’s version of the deadly 1996 climbing season on Mount Everest told in his ghost written book, The Climb, co-written by G. Weston Dewalt, was far more believable, in large part due to the highly conflicting details between the two novels, and Boukreev’s modest storytelling that stuck to what he knew on that mountain, unlike Krakauer’s accusation expedition style of storytelling, where he attempts to put the blame of essentially the entire tragedy on Boukreev’s shoulders.
Adding up to a little more than three hundred pages, Krakauer’s novel Into Thin Air voices his opinions, judgements, and observations about the events leading up to, during, and after the deadly 1996 Mount Everest summit assault. Part of the guided group Adventure Consultants led by Rob Hall, Krakauer should have only been able to recall, first-hand, the correct and accurate details of what went on within his group or the people he happened to interact with on the climb. However, that is not the case, as he seems to make it a point to account for everything that happened on that mountain, rather than sticking to what he knew for a fact had transpired. During the days prior to the summit assault, Krakauer makes the observation in Into Thin Air that Boukreev is refusing to do his basic duties as a guide, and had a worrisome inability to “play the role of a conventional guide…” which “forced Beidleman to…

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