Into Thin Air - (Krakauer)

Into Thin Air - (Krakauer)

Into Thin Air      

Jon Krakauer

Villard, New York, 1997, True First American Edition. Octavo, 293 pages, endpaper map and one photo-diagram of Everest summit area, 11 B&W photographs, in new condition with perfect Dustjacket. Signed by Jon Krakauer. Jon Krakauer was a journalist for ‘Outside’ magazine and was selected to follow a commercial expedition climbing Mount Everest. That 1996 season became the worst disaster year in Everest history. Hit by a fierce storm,12 climbers died during the tragic events described. Krakauer was caught right in the middle of it, high up on Everest’s South Col, a witness to the disaster. His is the most fascinating account of what happened, a worldwide best-seller. This classic is the now-scarce First Edition copy, in Fine condition with Dustjacket, Signed by Author Jon Krakauer, and includes additional ephemera, newspaper cuttings. $450