JON KRAKAUER, MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION

By scherer
  • Jon Krakauer receives a call from Rob Hall saying there was a place for him on the expedition.

    Jon Krakauer receives a call from Rob Hall saying there was a place for him on the expedition.
    INTO THIN AIRJon Krakauer is an author and mountain climber. he has written many good books and climbed Mount Everest in 1996 when the 1996 Everest disaster happened. Rob Hall was a professional mountain climber, and he was the leader of the expedition to Mount Everest that Jon Krakauer went on.
  • The expedition begins.

    The expedition begins.
    The expedition took a helicopter to Lukla, the base camp at 9,380 feet. Lukla is a small town with an airport that many Mount Everest climbers start and end. Lukla is located in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal.
  • They reach the Khumbu Glacier.

    They reach the Khumbu Glacier.
    The Khumbu glacier is 2 1/2 miles of ice about 16,000 feet up on Mount Everest. It is in the Khumbu region of northeasern Nepal and flows down from the Khumbu Icefall on the southern slopes of Mount Everest.
  • Reach 16,200 feet.

  • Reach base camp

    Reach base camp
  • The team starts resting at camp 1.

  • Nawang has trouble walking.

    Nawang has trouble walking.
  • Jon Krakaeur finds the body of a dead Sherpa on the trail.

  • Jon finds a second frozen body as he is walking into camp.

  • Doug Hansen has a frozen larnyx.

    Doug Hansen has a frozen larnyx.
    The larynx is known as the voicebox. It is an organ in the neck of mammals involved in protection of the trachea and sound production. In the larnyx are the vocal folds, which are an important part of singing and if improperly used can result in permenant voice loss. The vocal folds are situated just below where the tract of the pharynx splits into the trachea and the esophagus.
  • Everyone is experiencing edema.

    Everyone is experiencing edema.
    Edema is swelling of the body and possible respiratory failure due to lack of oxygen. Some of the simtoms are sudden shortness of breath, urinating during sleep, waking up from sleeping out of breath for no reason, and other things.
  • Nawang is very sick with edema.

  • Nawang gets rushed down to Kathmandu.

    Nawang gets rushed down to Kathmandu.
  • The expedition descended back to camp 2 for a rest.

  • The expedition left base camp at 4:30

  • The expedition left base camp at 4:30.

  • Jon seperated his ribs from coughing.

    Jon seperated his ribs from coughing.
    Jon seperated his ribs because of coughing so much.
  • A boulder falls on Andy Harris's chest.

  • The expedition leaves camp 2 at 21,300 feet.

  • Jon hasn't slept in 57 hours.

    Jon hasn't slept in 57 hours, and has had only a bowl of Ramen noodles and a handful of peanut M&M'S.
  • They reached camp 3.

  • Chen Nu-Yan falls into a crevass while trying to go to the bathroom.

  • Jon only has Ramen noodles, and a handful of peanut M&M's to eat.

    Jon only has Ramen noodles, and a handful of peanut M&M's to eat.
    Ramen is a Japanese noodle dish that originated China. It is served in a meat- or fish-based broth, often flavored with soy or miso, and uses toppings such as sliced pork, dried seaweed, kamaboko, green onions and even corn. Almost every locality or prefecture in Japan has its own variation of ramen, from the tonkotsu ramen of Kyūshū to the miso ramen of Hokkaidō.
  • Jon Krakauer reaches the summit (29,028 feet) at 1:17

    Jon Krakauer reaches the summit (29,028 feet) at 1:17
  • A storm starts at 3:10 on the summit.

    This storm on the summit (the very peak of Mount Everest, "the top of the world") killed 8 people and stranded others for hours on end. It is know as the 1996 Everest disaster.
  • They reached the Balcony at 27,300 feet. They stayed and rested.

    They reached the Balcony at 27,300 feet. They stayed and rested.
    The Balcony is a small platform on Mount Everest at 27,600 feet. The tops of all of the Himalayan mountains can be seen from it.
  • Major storm on summit, 8 people die within the next 48 hours.

  • Andy Harris dies from falling off of a cliff and falls 4,000 feet just as he is walking into camp 4 from his descent from the summit.

  • Jon Krakauer asks Andy Harris to turn off the oxygen supply to conserve it, but he turns it the wrong way and Jon's oxygen runs out.

  • Jon has trouble processing due to lack of oxygen.

  • Jon gets new oxygen supply from camp, the weather starts to turn bad.

  • Rob Hall calls his wife and tells her to "sleep well my love, don't worry too much."

  • Jon Krakauer almost dies because during the blizzard, he slips and falls into an unroped section of the mountain.

  • Fischer is buriedabove the South Col. as the team regroups.

  • IMAX expedition finds Rob Halls frozen body.