Tag Archives: jon krakauer

Essay – Rebirth in Alaska

Introduction The experiences and premise of this essay are from a 2007 expedition to Alaska through the guiding company Exposure Alaska. “We speak of nature, of the natural world, as if that were something distinct from ourselves and the social world we appear to have made, seldom noticing that we are in nature and never […]
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Current Reading List

I read a lot of outdoor books, most notably by Jon Krakauer and Ed Viesturs.  Expeditions to the mountains, the success and the failures, have always fascinated me and kept certain dreams alive, and provided material for writing.  What I find lacking to a degree, is the more personal inner struggle, and the spiritual awakening […]
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Christopher McCandless – Updated theory on his death

Jon Krakauer, author of “Into the Wild”, has published an updated theory on what killed Christopher McCandless. http://www.outsideonline.com/news-from-the-field/Krakauer-Has-New-Theory-on-McCandless-Death.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=facebookpost

Into the Wild related websites

The following are websites of people and entities related to Christopher McCandless and “Into the Wild”. http://www.carinemccandless.com http://www.intothewild.com http://www.rhspeakers.com http://www.stampedetrail.info http://www.christophermccandless.info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Krakauer

The Wild Truth, by Carine McCandless

The following text is from the introduction to a book by the sister of Christopher McCandless, Carine McCandless. I have not read this yet, but will be soon and will definitely have a review here. The story of Christopher, Alaska, and his life changed mine as he is the reason I first visited Alaska in […]
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Movie – Everest

In the fall of 2015, a movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, and based on the book “Into Thin Air” by Jon Krakauer will be released. I have been a fan of Krakauer’s books since reading “Into the Wild” about Christopher McCandless. I have posted quite a bit about the story, the assumed motivations of Chris’ actions, […]
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Book – The New New Journalism

I just learned of this book today, and really wish I had this as a resource a few years ago. Two of my favorite authors are interviewed in here: Jon Krakauer and Gay Talese. I have not read this yet, but will soon add this to the top of my reading list. From the description […]
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Into the Wild

One of the primary reasons I first went to Alaska in 2007 was to visit the land immortalized in the book “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer.  It has been 21 years since Christopher McCandless died, but there is no shortage of controversy and opinion regarding how and why. Mr. Krakauer recently wrote an essay […]
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