Recommended Mountaineering Books for Beginners

These recommended mountaineering books for beginners comprise our collection of resources for those just starting out on their mountaineering adventures. 

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Must-read Books About Climbing Disasters

We’ve compiled a list of must-read books about climbing disasters everyone should check out. From the highly anticipated The Summit book of 2014, to classics like Denali’s Howl, these books are a must-have.

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Book Analysis: “Into Thin Air” by Jon Krakauer

This analysis recounts the official accounts of occurrences between 10 May 1996 – 12 May 1996.

We’ll discuss the events from two sides of the same tragedy, which were eventually written into two books: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer and “The Climb” by Anatoli Boukreev.

These accounts have remained controversial and conflicting in their beliefs of what and who was to blame for the tragedy.

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Book Analysis: “The Climb” by Anatoli Boukreev

The 1996 Everest Disaster unfolded on May 10; after the events, Anatoli Bookreev wrote The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Mount Everest. This analysis covers the events as written in Bookreev’s book. Another analysis of Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster” by Jon Krakauer, which is a rival to Bookreev’s version of events was of the same tragedy also written.

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