RE: Best Non-Fiction Book Ever

“Into Thin Air” by John Krakauer. He was on Mt. Everest in May 1996, when more people died in 24 hours than in any previous season.

His even-handed account shows the ongoing conflicts between experienced climbers and newbies who paid tens of thousands of dollars to commercial guides to get them to the top, sometimes literally “short-roping” (dragging) clients to the summit.