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Book of the Week Nov 23

Into Thin Air By Jon Krakauer €12.99 in Eason

This is the true story of a 24-hour period on Everest, when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude, which ended the worst single-season death toll in the peak's history.

In March 1996, Outside magazine sent veteran journalist and seasoned climber Jon Krakauer on an expedition led by celebrated Everest guide Rob Hall.

Despite the expertise of Hall and the other leaders, by the end of summit day eight people were dead.

Irish Independent