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Great movie. I liked it better than the other cold weather film, "Revenant"
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Old 26 February 2016, 15:48
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I just caught this on video and thought it was very well made. I read Krakaur's book a long time ago so I don't remember how closely related the book and film are.
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Old 26 February 2016, 16:01
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Saw this a few weeks ago, thought it was very good. Definitely recommend.
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Even though Krakauer is critical of Boukreeve in Thin Air I remain convinced that he was the alpha dog of the whole thing--thought so then, think so now.

I hate to go to movies in theaters--the only one in the past three years I've seen was Lone Survivor. But I'm thinking I may take my son to Everest tomorrow night.
I know this is an old post but I completely agree. I read Into Thin Air several times now, have seen both movies, the first was a joke. I just finished The Climb, which is the best read of them all, and have read a few dozen AAR's, critiques, commentary's, and such on the incident.

At the end of the day climbing that mountain is fuck all risky. People made mistakes and people die, as they always do. I think Boukreeve got the short end of Krakauer's blame/guilt stick, undeservedly.

If you can find the Imax movie that was made during the same season you will get some great insight from the greatest American climber ever, Ed Viesturs.

Very interesting story.
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THE book about Everest all should read is, "Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest"
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Old 27 March 2016, 13:31
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THE book about Everest all should read is, "Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest"
Thanks, I'll find it and add it to my list.
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Charlotte Fox, survivor of 1996 Everest disaster, dies after an apparent fall at home

They say the most dangerous place to be sometimes is in your own home, stairs can certainly get you. Maybe not as much as ladders, but there is still a high angled vertical drop involved.

The irony that she survived the disastrous ascent (and more importantly, descent) of Everest over 20 years ago only to die in a fall down her stairs at home is not lost on me. I remember her from Krakauer's book, other climbers really got down on her for the manner in which she climbed that hill.

http://www.dailyherald.com/news/2018...t-fall-at-home
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