Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air

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Being on the top of the summit on Mt. Everest means you are one of the only people at that moment that is physically higher than any human on Earth. This is one of the main reason why people (especially experienced climbers) climb Mt. Everest. But at some circumstances, unfortunate climbers fail to reach the summit and some cases leads to death. In the book, Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer is one of the remaining survivors in the horrific disaster of 1996 on Mt. Everest. Even though, he hasn’t climb any mountain for many years, he manage to survive with little luck with other climbers. As a climber climbing Mt. Everest, they can face medical, environmental and human error, the physical effects of high altitude, and why these factor cause climbers to not successfully reach the summit. If he was faced with all three of these categories, his chance of survival would be very minimum. On Mt. Everest, there are many factor that can kill a man on Everest. One factor could be high altitude climbing with comes in two…show more content…
Because of this, most climbers develop symptoms like headaches, stomach ache, HAPE or HACE and other disease known from Mt. Everest. This also cause brain cell in the climber’s brain are killed and lost because they try to function well even to make sense. Climbers then tend to have impaired judgement due to lack of brain cells and become more dysfunction as they progress forward. Your physical body can endorse some serious danger including frostbites. Most climber would have frostbitten fingers and feets; some would have to be amputated. Hypothermia could also be a potential danger because it can kill a man by dysfunctioning his movements which would make it harder to move around. Your body will potentially go into a shut down and you’re more likely to die. The effect your body has on Mt. Everest is potentially negative and these are the potential causes that can kill a man on

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