Study Guide

Into Thin Air Characters

By Jon Krakauer

Jon Krakauer

Some people just do it all, you know? In Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer pulls double-duty: On one...

Rob Hall

Rob Hall is the most accomplished guide on Everest in 1996 by a long shot. Given this immense...

Scott Fischer

Rob Hall might be the most respected mountain guide on Everest in 1996, but young Scott Fischer...

Doug Hansen

Doug Hansen's story is perhaps the most devastating in all of Into Thin Air. It's like if Rudy...

Lopsang Jangbu

Lopsang Jangbu is the LeBron James of the climbing world. Dude's a savant: "although he'd only...

Anatoli Boukreev

Anatoli Boukreev might be the most accomplished climber on Everest during the 1996 climbing...

Andy Harris

Andy Harris's death hits Jon Krakauer the hardest. In part, this is simply because the two men...

Beck Weathers

Jon Krakauer's perspective on Beck Weathers shifts dramatically over the course of Into Thin Air....

Yasuko Namba

Although we don't know much about Yasuko Namba as a person, the brief glimpses we do get reveal a...

Sandy Pittman

It'd be really easy for us to sit here and talk a bunch of trash about Sandy Pittman. And while...

Neal Beidleman

Although we don't spend much time with Neal Beidleman over the course of Into Thin Air, the dude...