557 Into Thin Air By Jon Krakauer Jon Krakauer is the author of three books including Eiger Dreams and the acclaimed best seller Into the Wild. He is also the contributing editor of Outside magazine. He and his wife live in Seattle 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. It was in 1852 in the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India when the highest mountain in the world was discovered. The mountain first dubbed Peak XV; the first measured height of the mountain was 29,002. This measurement would later prove to be inaccurate, throughout the use of modern lasers and satellite data pictures the actual height of the mountain was determined to be 29,029 ft. In 1865, Peak XV was named Mt. Everest after the late general surveyor Sir George Everest. It would take 101 years for the mountains summit
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