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Unformatted text preview: NGAWANG TOPCHE SHERPA Kyle Bouffard English 101 Mr. Lavoie December 12, 2006 The situation of Ngawang Topche Sherpa is presented in two very different ways in the books Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer and The Climb by Anatoli Boukreev and G. Weston DeWalt. The facts that were agreed on by the authors were the Ngawang was doing work at Camp Two when Scott Fischer ran into him on his descent to Base Camp and saw that Ngawang was very disoriented, so Fischer told him to return to Base Camp, but for whatever reason weather it be pride, confusion or just plain stupidity, he stayed up at Camp Two and continued working. Later in the day there was a radio down to Base Camp saying that Ngawang has symptoms of HAPE. Due to Fischers style of guiding there were no guides up at Camp Two only clients, which is who the rescue responsibility fell to. Once he was brought to base camp is where the stories got going in there different directions. The are two completely different stories to this one situation and I believe that it is Boukreev who is correct here, I feel that Krakauer has a flair to dramatize things in order to make it more exciting writing, while I feel Boukreev writes to be truthful. When reading Krakauers book I always kept in mind that he is a Journalist thats looking for the big headline in his articles so you got to be careful when reading his book because his headline writing style may sneak in weather its intentional or just his unconscious. Some of Krakauers headline writing style seemed to sneak into this story give Ngawang acetazolamide, dexamethasone, and ten milligrams of sublingual...
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