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(He’s not really as creepy as this picture makes him look….). Jon Krakauer. Author of Into the Wild. Early Life. Born in 1954 Grew up in Corvallis, Oregon Father introduced him to mountaineering as an 8-year-old So he was very passionate about the outdoors from a very young age.

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early life
Early Life
  • Born in 1954
  • Grew up in Corvallis, Oregon
  • Father introduced him to mountaineering as an 8-year-old
    • So he was very passionate about the outdoors from a very young age.
  • Graduated from Hampshire College in 1976
krakauer post college
Krakauer:Post-College
  • After college he traveled around Colorado, Alaska, & the Pacific Northwest
  • Worked primarily as a carpenter and commercial salmon fisherman
  • Spent all his free time outdoors
adventures

Devil’s Thumb

ADVENTURES
  • 1977  Traveled alone to the remote Stikine Icecap in Southeast Alaska
    • Went three weeks without encountering another person
    • Climbed a new route on an intimidating peak called the Devil’s Thumb
adventures cont
ADVENTURES (cont.)
  • 1992  Climbed the West Face of Cerro Torre in the Patagonian Andes
    • A mile-high spike of granite, Cerro Torre was once considered the most difficult mountain on earth
  • May 1996  Climbed Mt. Everest
    • A snow storm hit during his team’s descent from the summit, killing 4 of his 5 teammates
    • Wrote Into Thin Air about his experience
other publications
Other Publications
  • Has been published in:
    • Outside
    • Rolling Stone
    • TIME
    • The New York Times
    • National Geographic
    • Many others…
  • #1 New York Times

Bestseller

  • 1998 Pulitzer Prize
into the wild
Into the Wild
  • National Bestseller
  • About the adventures of 23-year old Chris McCandless.
  • Many of Krakauer’s own stories are interweaved throughout the book.
  • Interview with Krakauer

*SPOILER ALERT WARNING: Fast forward this clip until you get to 12:55 or you might ruin certain parts of it for yourself!

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