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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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Jon krakauer

(He’s not really as creepy as this picture makes him look….)

Jon Krakauer

Author of Into the Wild


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 video clip

Into The WildVideo Clip


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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