Jon Krakauer

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Birthday
12, 1954
Birthplace
Brookline, MA
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
12, 1954 (age 64)
Birthplace
Brookline, MA

About

American writer and mountaineer who became famous for his non-fiction works about the beauty and danger of the wilderness. His popular publications include Into the Wild and Under the Banner of Heaven.

Before Fame

He climbed a new route on the Devil's Thumb in 1977 during a three-week-long, solo tour of Alaska's Stikine Icecap region.

Trivia

His 1997 book, Into Thin Air, details his harrowing Mount Everest climb. During the climb, four members of his party perished.

Family Life

He married fellow mountain climber Linda Mariam Moore in 1992.

Associated With

The film version of Into the Wild was directed by Sean Penn.