Over Thanksgiving vacation I had the chanceto read Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air. It is the second time I have read the book and the book still continued to surprise me. The book is a narrative in the perspective of the author, Krakauer, as he ascends up the highest and deadliest mountain in the world, Mount Everest. The story is filled with triumph, tragedy and nail-biting suspense. Krakauer was hired by Outsider Magazine to write an article on tourism on Mount Everest. Krakauer joins a climbing service and takes off to document and conquer the largest and deadliest mountain on Earth. As Krakauer and his group make their ascent events unfold that challenge the climbers, both mentally and physically. The story is written in gripping detail and feels like the reader right there on the mountain and I highly recommend Into Thin Air to anyone interested in reading a fast-paced, first-hand account of climbing the world’s most deadly mountain.