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Into Thin Air

When you think of the world’s most glorious physical achievements, perhaps summiting Mt. Everest is the pinnacle (no pun intended there).  While many have done it by now, still so very few have actually done it.  Into Thin Air is the account of Jon Krakauer who took on an assignment to climb the peak and document his experience.  His ascent happened in 1996 and captures both the folly of such an attempt and the brutal conditions one must endure to even get close to the top.  If you’ve ever fantasized about making the climb, make sure that you read this book before you shell out the tens of thousands of dollars.