Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 1997
Into Thin Air - A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING  VILLARD BOOKS
True 1st! Hardcover with Dust jacket in beautiful condition.
Dust jacket is excellent; minor trace shelf wear; now housed in a new HQ brodart jacket protector.
Book itself is near mint; looks and reads as new.
A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster.