storm over everest

May 14, 2008

I’ve been fascinated by the ’96  Everest disaster ever since Jon Krakauer’s book first came out.  David Breashear’s story of the same  (aired for the first time on PBS earlier this week) was just as captivating for me.  I’m not sure if I’m a sucker for survival stories … or some kind of vicarious thrill-seeker.  Maybe it’s that embracing the limits of our humanity (willingly or no) seems an appropriate (and all too scarce) theme to suggest – much less celebrate.

Books and movies like this help me remember who I am.


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