I read this book in less than two hours. And I’m glad I did. For those of you who don’t know Jon Krakauer just remember “Into the Wild” and “Into Thin Air,” which are two of his most popular reads. “Classic Krakauer” is a collection of previously published short essays he created while living the frantic life of an editorial freelancer.
I typically avoid short stories. I’ve never enjoyed them. But this one read so easily, most likely because I love the subject matter. The death of Mark Foo, the danger of living near Mount Rainer, Everest and people like Fred Beckey who I find insanely interesting.
If you are interested in the outdoors, wilderness and risk. Get it, read it.