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  • The Importance Of Climbing Mt. Everest

    Climbing Mt. Everest isn't easy . Many people have tried and have failed. Reaching a goal for some people becomes a lifelong journey. People are also leaving things that they don't want to carry down, on the mountain, so that it's looking like a big garbage pile. Climbing Mt. Everest would give a person a feeling of accomplishment and knowing that they did something not many other people in the world get to do or would be able to do. You have to be in shape physically and be as prepared as you can for anything that might go wrong. Helping the Sherpa people out is a good thing as well. The climbers give them money to guide them and to help them try to reach the top. Sir Edmund Hillary even helped build schools in Nepal, which is at the base of Mt. Everest.…

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  • Comparison Of Simon Yates And Joe Simpson

    As the two men, Simon Yates and Joe Simpson set out to climb the elusive west side of Siula Grande, there was an assumption of risk; climbing is dangerous enough alone, but the fact that they were “alpine climbing” (climbing in it’s “purest form,” wherein someone carries the minimum of climbing supplies in their pack) guaranteed them more. To “alpine climb” one must rely heavily on their wits, technical skill, and adaptability given that it provides little leeway for error. One has to put an…

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  • Overcoming Obstacles: Into Thin Air By Jon Krakauer

    There are many challenges and obstacles that we face, both mentally and physically in life. After reading, “Into Thin Air,” written by Jon Krakauer, he shares his, along with others experiences of climbing Mount Everest. During this journey, climbers had to mentally and physically prepare themselves for any obstacles that headed their way. Krakauer, in particular, had prior climbing experience, but wasn’t as experience in higher altitudes such as Everest. Unfortunately, some climbers didn’t make…

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  • The Wildest Journey

    Houlding free climbed the second step as Mallory and Irvine had done and successfully made it. According to Leo Houlding it is very possible that the Irvine and Mallory had made it free climbing (1:15:31). Mallory was the greatest climber of his day and had to scale the second step just as Anker did who is equally experienced, given that Leo someone around Irvine’s age when climbing the mountain says that it’s possible. In the article “What climbing Everest has taught me about George…

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  • Suicide In Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air

    for Odyssey magazine about climbing Mount Everest. While coming down from the mountain, the expedition group experienced many incidents which caused all but 2 of the members to die. Krakauer was uneasy about the expedition to begin with, but coming home as 1 of 2 survivors severely affected his life after the accident. In Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air he uses diction and details to reveal his purpose of showing us his guilt, remorse and how persevering given that many of his climbing partners…

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  • Decisions In Into Thin Air

    If a climber decides to make an early descent from Everest or stops climbing and waits for help, the climber often makes the right choice. For example, as Jon made his descent from the summit, he came across his teammate Beck, who was sitting down. When Jon asked Beck what he was doing, Beck said that he had trouble with his sight and was waiting for their guide to help him back to the tents. With this choice, Beck ensured that he would not further harm himself or others in an attempt to reach…

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  • The Role Of Commercialism In Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air

    This expedition was nationally recognized, but it was only to obtain the sponsorship of the Johannesburg, a reporting company that sent up two climbers on Woodall's expedition to record the experience. After the reporters found out that his climbing and military credentials were falsified, and facing international scandal, Woodall banished the two reporters, Ken Vernon and Richard Shorey. Ian had a “blood chilling exchange with Ken Owen”(114) which ended the sponsorship for the expedition. In an…

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  • The Everest Disaster Of 1996 Case Study

    The Everest disaster in 1996 was a disaster that could have been prevented due to some people's selfishness. The disaster had killed many climber from all of the expeditions including the leaders from two of the expeditions such as Scott Fischer and Rob Hall. The two climbers had been from the Adventure Consultants (Rob Hall) and Mountain Madness (Scott Fischer) team. The moral problem of climbing Everest would be that if you see someone else in danger you have to look and take your life into…

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  • Touching The Void Film Analysis

    more about climbers. To start with, the journey started as a routine climb for two professional mountain climbers, but was quickly transformed into a disastrous ordeal that tested both climbers’ strength and mental fortitude. Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald created a documentary film touching the Void, which is based on a book written by Joe Simpson recapping the events of this historic climb. Upon viewing the film, I found myself not only viewing an inspiring story but being fully…

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  • Book Summary: Into Thin Air By Jon Krakauer

    the mountain; however, upon the striking of disaster, the impetus lead Jon Krakauer the opportunity and obligation to write a tale of far more personal and unique journey The story of Krakauer’s ascent of the world’s highest mountain begins with an explanation. His climb began with an opportunity; upon his request, Outside Magazine was willing to fund the costly journey’s expenses. Krakauer, an already avid climber, had never tackled a climb so lengthy or ambitious; he had also never climbed…

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