2015 Common Reading
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Jon Krakauer, a journalist, author, and mountain climber, traveled to Mt. Everest in the spring of 1996 on assignment for Outside magazine. The expedition turned into one of the largest tragedies in the history of Everest. Into Thin Air is Krakauer’s deeply personal account of the expedition: a combination diary, history, and piece of journalism as he works through the causes and and aftermath of a disaster.