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Into Thin Air Into thin Air is a great adventure story about Jon Krakauer accent of Mt Everest Krakauer Was a member of a Rob Halls Adventure Consultants expedition that was going to attempt the summit of Everest on May 10 1996 The story starts out with a brief history on Mt Everest Jon Krakauer the main character and author of the book Into Thin Air had great enormous confidence while climbing the great mountain Mt Everest In comparison to his attitude in the beginning he returned to his home in Seattle in despair and a broken man While in the beginning stages of his journey Jon felt very confident about himself This is where his arrogance began After a little persuasion from Rob Hall Jon felt very assured that he could reach the summit and was quick to criticize his other team members and other groups before he had formally met them Jon shared many opinions with Rob I dont want to be anywhere near the upper mountain when those punters are up there Pg 183 Rob Hall said after stating his opinion on the incompetence of the other climbing expeditions Jon shared his views of the other groups incompetence stating The presence of the Taiwanese on Everest was a matter of grave concern to most of the other expeditions on the mountain There was a very real fear that the Taiwanese would suffer a calamity that would compel other expeditions to come to their aid risking further lives to say nothing of jeopardizing the opportunity for other climbers to reach the summit Pg 122 The extent of Jons feeling of superiority did not cease at the other groups I wasnt sure what to make of my fellow clients In outlook and experience they were nothing like the hard-core climbers with whom I usually went into the mountains Pg46 By this it showed Jons feeling in that except for
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