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    Thin Air Case Study

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    during his last mountaineering expedition. Rob Hall (guiding one of the expeditions at this time) had been climbing extensively in the Alps since 1988 and was a very highly experienced in mountaineering and guiding large summits and had summited Everest five previous times to this expedition. Rob showed extreme selflessness when it was needed most which in the end costed him his life. Rob puts his clients through a proven acclimatization process even though it took longer and more effort. This was just the beginning, rob also organized Sherpas and ropes while going up Everest and worked out summit dates with guides of other expeditions that were not very agreeable or easy to work with however Rob ensured the safety of his team. When Rob showed the most selfless act of anyone on the mountain that season was when he and Doug Hansen (one of his clients) along with 19 other people were trapped in the death zone and facing very extreme conditions. Rob was trapped with and could have left him to die and saved his own life, but Rob stayed in the harsh conditions in hopes of saving Doug. When Doug died that night Rob was trapped on the south summit where he shared his last words with his wife and other teammates. Though Rob showed these extreme acts of selflessness he also showed acts of selfishness during the expedition. Rob was guiding for his business, called Adventure Consultants. This is how Rob supported his family and made a living through mountaineering, so it was…

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    Mount Everest History

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    Beginning in 1951, campaigns from Nepal developed closer and nearer to the summit, through the Khumbu Icefall, the Western Cam, over the Geneva Spur toward the South Col, and up the Southeast Ridge. In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay came to the summit.Himalaya Guides Trekking and Mountain Adventures is a professionally driven "non-guided" undertaking for experienced mountain dwellers who need to function as a component of a group to handle the mountain. We say "non-guided" in light of…

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    What really climbing Everest is Many people believe that climbing the mountain Everest would consume a lot of physical strengths. It is absolutely true that it acquires a tremendous amount of strength. However, climbing the Everest need more than physical endurance. As reading through ‘Into Thin Air’, the prejudices of climbing the Everest had collapsed. Thinking about Everest, people need enough physical strength to endure all the pains during climbing, but the prerequisites of climbing were…

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    We’ve packed our bags and were ready to go climb Mount Everest! Wait… What? There are a plethora of safety precautions that inexperienced climbers don’t think about before going to go climb this magnificent mountain. But wait, aren’t there helicopters to come rescue you if something should happen? Think again. Helicopter pilots should not have to risk their lives for people who put themselves in danger. No Experience I don’t know why, and I don’t know how, but I am going to climb…

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    Pulmonary Edema. Another person couldn't help with those unpredictable things. In chapter 8, Ngawang has symptoms of HAPE on his way up to Camp Two. He was "delirious, stumbling like a drunk, and coughing up pink, blood-laced froth.."(113). Others had suggested he go back down but he decided to pursue going up which was a horrible idea. Ngawang's symptoms worsened and eventually he died in a hospital. Yes Ngawang had the help of others but he was ultimately responsible for himself. He could've…

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    transportation hubs in Nepal. He suggested the government to establish Sagarmatha National Park to protect the area near that surround Mt. Everest. Sir Edmund Hillary passed on of a heart assault at Auckland Hospital in New Zealand on January 11, 2008 at the age of 88. Transitions –He was not alone when he achieves the success to climb the mount Everest. He was guided by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in each and every steps to the top. There is not exact date when Tenzing Norgay Sherpa was born but he…

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    Strydom’s family, her body was recovered and is reportedly being brought down from the mountain to be transferred to Kathmandu within days. But the grim reality for many, who have lost someone to Everest, is that their loved one’s body may never be recovered. In fact, hundreds of bodies of hikers, who perished while trying to reach the summit, remain on the corpse-strewn mountain because of the expense, logistical difficulty, and danger in recovering the body. The death toll Since 1953, when…

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    Closing Mount Everest: Would you do it? Many people have argued about this topic for years. The debates are strong; with one side wanting to shut it down for people’s safety, while others want it to remain open to the public, for entertainment purposes. This argument leads to the question; Is participating in extreme sports such as mountaineering worth risking one’s life? The answer is yes. In the first place, many people want a sense of adventure in their lives, and sometimes can only get it…

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    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 Deep Movie Analysis

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    Efficient Icelandic director, Baltasar Kormakur, returns to the cinematic recreations of dramatic real-life events after the accomplished “The Deep”, dated from two years ago. Right after the latter, he made an incursion into the action-crime fictional genre with the uninvolving “Two Guns”, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. “Everest”, an account of the tragedy occurred in the famous Nepalese mountain in the spring of 1996, also presents a strong cast, including Jason Clarke, Jake…

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