(1954 - ) American outdoorsman, essayist and writer. Most of Krakauer's career has been spent at Outside Magazine. His work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, National Geographic, and Playboy.

Krakauer is best known for his firsthand account of the 1996 disaster on the slopes of Mount Everest which claimed the lives of 9 other people in his climbing party.


1990 Eiger Dreams
1996 Into the Wild
1997 Into Thin Air



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