Based on Jon Krakauer's phenomenal #1 best seller, Into Thin Air: Death On Everest is a taut, gripping true-life extreme adventure chronicling the suspenseful struggle for survival on top of the world's highest mountain. Scott Fischer and Rob Hall are experienced guides who lead two opposing expedition teams up the treacherous face of Mount Everest. Along for the climb are a disparate group of experienced and no-so-experienced thrill-seekers, including journalist Jon Krakauer . Although initially exhilarating, the climb becomes perilous and the two teams must band together. Reaching the summit is no longer their goal, but simply surviving nature's awesome fury. Combining first-rate action, spectacular special effects and chilling thrills in the tradition of Cliffhanger, Into Thin Air: Death On Everest is a highly dramatic, harrowing film that manages a rugged balance between heroism and arrogance.