2004-06-06

Mt. Everest Hat Trick

First Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer's exhilarating personal account of the 1996 Mt. Everest expeditions & subsequent disaster. Or even better, the audio version as narrated by the author.

Second, the movie.

Third and finally, Everest: IMAX, simultaneously filmed alongside the above expeditions, including photos, video clips and interviews with the participants.

(Just priming myself for India...)

Bonus photo: Sir Edmund Hilary at Stewart Island, New Zealand. (he's the first person to summit Everest.)

Bonus videos: Hilary speaking.

Bonus hat trick: Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone, The Chamber of Secrets and The Prisoner of Azkaban; all were brilliant!

Bonus fact: Three years ago I completed my first 10-day Vipassana course.

3 comments:

  1. I loved, loved, *loved* "Into Thin Air." As soon as I finished reading it, I couldn't stop telling people about it, and actually starting professing to want to climb Everest myself (a lot of people thought that was an odd reaction to that book :-).

    I've never seen the movie, but I haven't heard good things about it. Too bad--it could have made a fantastic film in the right hands. Maybe someone could still do a decent adaptation of "Into the Wild."

    I actually own the IMAX on DVD. It's decent, but really short. One nice thing about it is it helps you visualize what Krakauer's talking about when he describes the Khumbu icefall and so forth.

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  2. Hey cool site. Have you read DaVinci Code? Great book, btw.

    I cant wait to see Harry Potter, Im a total junkie.

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  3. Da Vinci Code - yep, I listened to the unabridged version from Audible.com. It was outstanding, can't wait to read his next one!

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