This book is very different compared to Into Thin
Air, probably his most well-known book. This book describes
Krakauer's experiences with a variety of smaller and shorter climbing expeditions
and other adventures that Krakauer has had
over a number of years. A highlight for me was the description of ice climbing in
Alaska. In many ways, this is a more personal book that offers much
more background on Krakauer's ambitions and goals of climbing.
In addition to other awards, Jon Krakauer won the
American Alpine Club's
Award in 1986.