Sunday, September 2, 2018

Four books that changed Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is an Australian sports journalist and author. One of four books that changed the writer, as shared at the Sydney Morning Herald:
Jon Krakauer

American writer and adventurer Jon Krakauer set off on an expedition to climb Mount Everest in 1996 in which eight people died. His account of the disasters in which several groups were summitting the same day was breathtaking, but some disputed his story. It still shed new light on the climbing industry. It also reminded me that while value exists for writers to leave the comfort zone, the risks can be huge.
Read about the other books on the list.

Into Thin Air is among Jeff Somers's five best books where nature is the antagonist, Nicole Dieker's top nine books even non-readers will love, James Mustich's five top books about mountaineering, and Ed Douglas's ten best survival stories.

--Marshal Zeringue