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Anatoli Boukreev's Into Thin Air

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In the article, “Anatoli Boukreev (Responds to Krakauer)”, it tells Boukreev’s perspective on what happened on Mount Everest on May 10, 1996. To begin with, Boukreev believes that John Krakauer’s “Into Thin Air” made him appear that his decisions were critically unjust. However, Boukreev believes that his actions were based upon 20 plus years of high altitude climbing experience; what he did was from all the experience he gained throughout his years. In addition, Boukreev states, “ i have summited Everest three times. I have twelve times summited mountains over 8,000 meters. I have summited seven of the world’s fourteen mountains over 8,000 meters in elevation, all of those without the use of supplementary oxygen.”(Para 2). Thus, Krakauer shouldn't
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