Report On : Jon Krakauer Report by : Amanda Kings 10/3/11. Jon’s early years. Jon was born in April 12, 1954 in Brookline Massachusetts He started mountaineering at 8 years old High school graduate in 1972
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Report On: Jon Krakauer Report by : Amanda Kings 10/3/11
Jon’s early years • Jon was born in April 12, 1954 in Brookline Massachusetts • He started mountaineering at 8 years old • High school graduate in 1972 • Went to college in Hampshire Massachusetts and got a degree in environmental studies
Later in life • He started climbing more mountains and got a job at a magazine called the Outside • 1996 he convinced the Outside to send him to Mt. Everest
Climbing Everest ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxuCfDRpUXA&feature=player_embedded Mt. Everest is almost 5 and a half miles tall. The men who climb it have to wear oxygen masks. The trip to the summit takes months. You start at base camp and work your way up. The dangerous accent has taken 142 lives. Many never even make it a ¼ of the way. Some of the dangers are avalanches, frostbite, and falling through weak spots in ice.
Jon on Everest Jon was part of a team going up to the summit. The leader of the expedition was Rob Hall. It was Rob’s first time going up on Everest. When Jon and the team started out at the bottom of the mountain. They stayed at a small camp before ascending Everest. There he and most of his team mates suffered from altitude sickness. Soon getting use to the thin air the set out for the top.
Welcome to Everest’s summit. Five minuet parking. WHAT?!
The summit • After months of continuous climbing the team reached the summit. • Surviving the harsh conditions Jon made it to the top. • That spring Everest took 3 more lives.
Jon Krakauerand Rob Hall Jon’s Life Rob’s life • Started climbing at age 8. • Climbed as many mountains as he could • First time climbing Everest • Almost died on Everest • Started climbing mountains at age ten • Climbed almost all the major mountains • First time climbing Everest as a leader and climber • Died on Everest
Perseverance • Jon persevered in many ways on Everest. He lived on after three others died including Rob Hall who died of frostbite. He took it upon himself to write about the horrible events that happened on Everest. That’s how he came to write In To Thin Air