In chapters five and six, Krakauer indirectly talks about different philosophical issues; some which have nothing to do with each other. As the guides were bringing back the injured man who had fallen off a ledge, the rest of the men including Krakauer, watch him get healed. In the coming days at Base Camp most of the climbers start getting sick and some even die. He realizes how a person's life can come to a halt in such a short amount of time. The value of a human being's life is emphasized greatly in these two chapters. Another philosophical issue that gets mentioned is the importance of trust. In the beginning, Krakauer did not truest most of the guides and climbers. Since they are all tied to one rope while they are climbing, if one person falls, so does everyone else. However, there is a specific place on the mountain called "Icefall". Many climbers have died while crossing Icefall. During Icefall, all the climbers have their own rope, so one person does not ruin it for the rest of the crew. When Krakauer finds out about Icefall, he gets relieved that his life is not in the hands of inexperienced mountain climbers. At last, the issues of love and priorities are discussed at the end of chapter six. We find out that Krakauer's wife had told him not to continue the journey after reaching Base Camp. Krakauer ignores what she had said before and decides to continue with the journey. He prioritizes his dreams of climbing Mount Everest and puts it ahead of his love for his wife.