Into Thin Air - Bibliography/Links

Dear Faculty/Students, as you'll see when you're start looking, there are a vast number of resources associated with this book. We are providing you just the tip of the mountain, but you'll find more than enough here to discover additional resources. If you find something that you think is extremely useful, please contact us and we'll add it to the list.


Krakauer, Jon. Into Thin Air. New York: Bantam Books, 1997.

Boukreev, Anatoli, and G. Weston Dewalt. The Climb. Boston: St. Martin's Press, 1999.

Broughton Coburn, Tim Cahill (Introduction), David Breashears. Everest : Mountain Without Mercy. National Geographic Society, 1997.

Brashears, David, John Mallory, and Audrey Salkeld. Last Climb : The Legendary Everest Expeditions of George Mallory. National Geographic Society, 1999.

Weathers, Beck. Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest New York: Villard Books, 2000.



  1. This is the Inventa Everest 2000 Environmental Cleanup Website. It has details about what trash is located at the various camps, as well as how climbing and trekking have affected regions below the mountain. The final report is very
  2. An interesting piece about the controversy between Krakauer and Boukreev.
  3. Interesting interview with climber and guide Todd Burleson about climbing, guiding, and the commercialization of Everest.
  4. Amazon link to Into Thin Air
  5. Article in which other climbers challenge Krakauer's account of the 1996 events, and he rebuts their claims.
  6. Nova Site: Excellent Teacher Resource Including Links & Bibliography
  7. National Geographic Site: Correcting Measurements on Everest's Height
  8. A Nice Facts' List about Everest
  9. Information about the Expedition to discover Mallory and Irvine's bodies
  10. On-site Coverage of Current Climbs on Everest for 2000
  11. Profiles of the climbers on David Brashear's IMAX TEAM
  12. Interview with Beck Weathers about his book Left For Dead.