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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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Though Fountain never achieves the novelistic drama of Jon Krakauer or Sebastian Junger in their bestselling man-against-nature books, he succeeds in showing why this particular earthquake and its aftermath are worth remembering. A readable book that shows ...
Posted: August 8, 2017, 9:23 pm

The hermit in us

It is not an exploration of a life that we have no answers for like Chris McCandless in Jon Krakauer’s story Into the Wild, but Finkel also doesn’t have an emotive subject with ready answers to why he disappeared for twenty-seven years. Fascinated?
Posted: August 15, 2017, 8:21 am

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His story was first told by writer and mountaineer Jon Krakauer in the book “Into the Wild,” and later made into a film directed by Sean Penn. Since then, dozens of people every year seek to follow in McCandless’ footsteps. Finding inspiration in his ...
Posted: August 6, 2017, 1:00 am
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