0553478672 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audiobook; 4 cassettes; 6 hourslong.
From the Publisher
Into Thin Air is the definitive, personal account of the
deadliest season in the history of Mount Everest--told by acclaimed
bestselling author of Into the Wild and Eiger
Dreams, Jon Krakauer. On assignment for
Outside magazine, Krakauer, an accomplished
climber, went to the Himalayas to report on the growing
commercialization of the planet''s highest
mountain. Even though one climber in four dies
to reach the summit of Everest, business is booming as guides take
the rich and the adventurous up the mountain for a fee of
$65,000. Krakauer examines what it is about Everest that
has compelled so many people--including himself--to throw caution
to the wind and willingly subject themselves to so much danger,
hardship, and expense.