Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
The book describes Krakauer's own experiences during the killer Everest storm of 1996.
The book starts by delving into Krakauer's own fascination with the mountain and
continues with the description of his own summit attempt. Ultimately, fourteen people were killed on the mountain including several of the lead guides
and other members of Krakauer's climbing party. This book spurred quite a
controversy among climbing circles due to the way that it portrayed
While not the only account of the
deadly storm (see below), it is probably the easiest read.