To What Extent Does Krakauer Bear Responsibility To The Death And Injure Of His Teammates?

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To what extent does Krakauer bear responsibility to the death and injure of his teammates?
“When I woke up the next morning at about 5:00 A.M, and he hadn’t radioed, I realized we had lost him. Bruce Herrod is now presumed dead, the twelfth casualty of the season.”
Krakauer will never leave behind every single moment that he experienced on his first expedition summiting the highest mountain in the world in 1996. Mount Everest has been infamous of taking away many lives during its climbing season every summer from April to June, and of course, there was no exception in Krakauer’s trip. The victorious glory after summiting Everest was swiftly swept away from him on his way back to Camp ...view middle of the document...

Confirming that the story about the reason why Harris does not come back is untrue makes Krakauer feel like he is an idiot in front of everyone. The faux pas might not be his fault, but it reminds Harris’s family once again that he is really gone, and there is no clear explanation on how did that happen. Krakauer feels responsible for how he is really positive about his theory on Harris’s death, and now it goes back to be a mystery.
Jon Krakauer also recalls his descending trip down the South Col with guilt about not helping Beck Weathers getting down to Camp Four with him when he encounters Beck almost unconscious in the snow storm. Instead of helping him, Krakauer suggests that he is not a guide, and therefore Weathers should wait for Mike to rope him down. Mike Groom indeed helps to get Weathers down to Camp, but an evil snow storm unexpectedly attacks the entire area, preventing Mike, Namba and Weathers from getting to it, even though they are only 1,000 feet away from the station. After the expedition, Beck is “blind in his right eye and able to focus his left eye within a radius of only three or four feet.” What if Krakauer helped Weathers descend sooner, would his wounds and frostbite become so infected that it led to the unfortunate sequel?
Through his vivid details and imagery of the current situation when Hutchison finds the two bodies of Namba and Weathers buried in a thick layer of snow, Krakauer evokes an image of a poor old man “horribly shaken” digging up two frozen bodies, not believing in his eyes that another two Sherpas might lose their lives on this mountain again. Knowing that if Namba and Weathers could not be carried down back to Base Camp for medical assistance immediately, they “could be certainly die”, Hutchison rushes to mobilize them back to Camp. However, when another snow storm hits them at night and violently attacks Beck’s tent, they, he, once again leave Beck in danger without helping him. When the morning comes, feeling bad about what happens last night, Krakauer comes over “to check” if Beck is still alive, and thanks to the Almighty, he survives once again. Krakauer feels more responsible...

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