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Profession: Journalist, Mountaineering, Author, Writer
Date of Birth: Apr 12, 1954
Country: United States of America
Jon Krakauer is an American writer and mountaineer with a net worth of $35 million. Jon Krakauer has accumulated his wealth by writing about the outdoors; especially famous are his non-fiction works such as Into the Wild. Krakauer was born in Brookline, Massachusetts and raised in Corvallis, Oregon where he was introduced to mountaineering.
Jon Krakauer (born April 12, 1954) is an American writer and mountaineer, primarily known for his writing about the outdoors and mountain-climbing. He is the author of best-selling non-fiction books-Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, Under the Banner of Heaven, and Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman-as well as numerous magazine articles.
Krakauer was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, as the third of five children of Carol Ann (Jones) and Lewis Joseph Krakauer. His father was Jewish and his mother was a Unitarian of Scandinavian descent. He was raised in Corvallis, Oregon, from the age of two. His father introduced the young Krakauer to mountaineering at the age of eight. He competed in tennis at Corvallis High School and graduated in 1972. He went on to study at Hampshire College in Massachusetts, where in 1976 he received his degree in Environmental Studies. In 1977, he fell in love with former climber Linda Mariam Moore and they married in 1980. They lived in Seattle, Washington, but moved to Boulder, Colorado, after the release of Into Thin Air.
One year after graduating from college (1977), he spent three weeks by himself in the wilderness of the Stikine Icecap region of Alaska and climbed a new route on the Devils Thumb, an experience he described in Eiger Dreams and in Into the Wild. In 1992, he made his way to Cerro Torre in the Andes of Argentine Patagonia -- a sheer, jagged granite peak more typical of those found in the Himalayas or Pacific Rim and considered to be one of the most difficult technical climbs in the world.
Krakauer's most recognized climb was a guided ascent of Mount Everest that became known as the 1996 Mount Everest disaster. Soon after summitting the peak, Krakauer's team met with disaster as four of his teammates (including group leader Rob Hall) perished while making their descent in the middle of a storm.
A candid recollection of the event was published in Outside and eventually in the book Into Thin Air. By the end

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“Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster” by Jon Krakauer “Into Thin Air” is a chilling personal account of the mountaineering disaster that took place over 20 years ago in May of 1996. Jon Krakauer, a writer for “Outside ...
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Drama on Everest

Potpourri Book Club member, Nancy Inabnett, kept club members on the edge of their seats recently as she reviewed Jon Krakauer’s blockbuster book, Into Thin Air: Death on Everest. Sparing almost none of the horrific details, Inabnett ...
Posted: December 8, 2017, 5:37 am

Krakauer request: Judge orders records redacted, submitted to court for review

A Montana district court judge has ordered a selection of the records requested by author Jon Krakauer to be redacted and submitted to the court "before release." Investigative journalist Krakauer is seeking records in the disciplinary case involving ...
Posted: October 27, 2017, 8:45 am
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