Study Guide

Into Thin Air Allusions

By Jon Krakauer

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

  • Eric Shipton (1.3; referenced throughout)
  • Thomas F. Hornbein (2.3; referenced throughout)
  • Sir Andrew Waugh (2.4)
  • Radhanath Sikhdar (2.4)
  • Sir George Everest (2.6)
  • Robert Peary (2.7)
  • Roald Amundsen (2.7)
  • G├╝nter Dyhrenfurth (2.7)
  • Edward Felix Norton (2.11)
  • George Leigh Mallory (2.12)
  • Andrew Irvine (2.12)
  • Edmund Hillary (2.16; referenced throughout)
  • Tenzing Norgay (2.16; referenced throughout)
  • Queen Elizabeth (2.23)
  • Willi Unsoeld (2.27)
  • John Glenn (2.30)
  • John Menlove Edwards (3.2)
  • Reinhold Messner (3.9; referenced throughout)
  • Peter Habelet (3.9)
  • Kitty Calhoun (3.9)
  • John Rosekelley (3.9)
  • Jeff Lowe (3.9)
  • Maurice Wilson (7.11)
  • Pete Schoening (7.18)
  • Nelson Mandela (7.30)
  • Robert Falcon Scott (17.3)
  • Sir Francis Younghusband (18.1)
  • Walt Unsworth (20.2)
  • Apsley Cherry-Garrard (21.2)

Pop Culture References

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