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SIWA Monthly Book Club: “INTO THIN AIR” by John Krakauer

Friday, February 10 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


As the great publishing house Penguin Random House says, “Into Thin Air” is the epic account of the storm on the summit of Mt. Everest that claimed five lives and left countless more—including Krakauer’s—in guilt-ridden disarray.”  

“A harrowing tale of the perils of high-altitude climbing, a story of bad luck and worse judgment and of heartbreaking heroism.” —PEOPLE

The author, Jon Krakauer tells his and fellow climbers’ story about the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, in which eight climbers were killed and several others were stranded by a storm. He takes the reader on a journey that describes the events leading up to participating in the commercial expedition and commercialization of the highest mountain on our planet. Him being there on the mountain provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong.

In 1999, Krakauer received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters “to honor writers of exceptional accomplishment.”  According to the Academy “Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of the finest tradition of investigative journalism with the stylish subtlety and profound insight of the born writer.  His account of an ascent of Mount Everest has led to a general reevaluation of climbing and of the commercialization of what was once a romantic, solitary sport; while his account of the life and death of Christopher McCandless (“Into The Wild”), who died of starvation after challenging the Alaskan wilderness, delves even more deeply and disturbingly into the fascination of nature and the devastating effects of its lure on a young and curious mind.”

Read this gripping story for our February Book Club 


Event date & time: 2023.02.10 10:30 – 12:00


Event host: Sejung Jang, bookclub@siwakorea.com


Venue / meeting spot: Paris Croissant: Hannam-dong, 서울 용산구 독서당로 78 (한남동) 청화빌딩

Naver map: http://naver.me/xaP7LmuL 


Nr of participants: unlimited


Ticket price: free


Additional Information: BC events are exclusively for SIWA members. 


If you want to plan ahead, next month’s book is “ALMOND” by Won-Pyung Sohn.


Friday, February 10 2023
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Sejung Jang


Paris Croissant: Hannam-dong
273-3 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, South Korea + Google Map