"Getting to the top of any given mountain was considered much less important than how one got there..." - Jon Krakauer. The story of the May 10, 1996 deadly disaster on Mt. Everest as told from the primary source: a survivor.
I never had the chance to read Into the Wild in school, but after recently reading the book, I was eager to explore more nonfiction from Jon Krakauer. The tale is devastating as the climbers teeter between life and death in the "Death Zone" yet provides thoughtful insight on humanity and a reminder that sometimes asking "Why?" is not as important as asking "How?" While I find more books from Jon Krakauer to read, up next is Tunnel People by Teun Voeten.