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A girl at risk of being trafficked in a rural village in Nepal. Photo by Luigi Fieni courtesy of the American Himalayan Foundation

A report from Nepal


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An observation post above Forward Operating Base Tillman, a few miles south of the canyon where Pat Tillman was killed by friendly fire in eastern Afghanistan. Photo copyright © Jon Krakauer

Prologue


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The location of Colfax, shown on a map of Louisiana created in 1892

147 years ago in a tiny Louisiana town, white supremacists committed mass murder. The aftershocks of this despicable crime are still being felt today.


Written as an afterword to the 1999 edition of my book about the 1996 Mt. Everest disaster, here is my response to the allegations made by Anatoli Boukreev in his book, “The Climb”

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Approaching the base of the Lhotse Face between Camp Two and Camp Three on Mt. Everest, May 8, 1996. Photo copyright © Jon Krakauer


A book by Chris McCandless’ sister reveals long-buried secrets that explain why the protagonist of “Into the Wild” ditched his family and lit out for the Territory

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A crown that fell off one of Chris McCandless’ molars sits atop a grizzly bear skull inside the bus he used for shelter in the Alaskan bush. McCandless lived in the rusting bus beside the Sushana River, just outside the northern boundary of Denali National Park, from May 1992 until he died in August 1992. This image was shot during a visit to the bus in July 1993 as part of my research for the book Into the Wild. Photo copyright © Jon Krakauer

a young hiker, stranded by an injury, was found dead at a remote camp in the Alaskan interior. No one is yet certain who he was. But his diary and two notes found at the camp tell a wrenching story of his desperate and progressively futile efforts to survive. …


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Allison Huguet thought Beau Donaldson was her close friend and protector — until he raped her while she was sleeping

Eighty-five percent of sexual assaults are committed by an acquaintance of the victim. Friends and family of the assailant almost always insist ‘he’s a nice guy who would never rape anyone.’ This doesn’t make the crime any less horrific for the person he has raped


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Mike Groom 27,600 feet above sea leval on Mt. Everest shortly after sunrise, May 10, 1996. Photo © Jon Krakauer


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Fairbanks City Transit bus 142 in July 1993, on the Stampede Trail in Alaska. Photo © Jon Krakauer

An update to ‘Into the Wild’


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Brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy Holding Forth to the Media in Harney County, Oregon. NBC NEWS PHOTO


Greg Mortenson, disgraced author of ‘Three Cups of Tea,’ believes he will have the last laugh. He might be right.

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IN HIS BOOK, ‘THREE CUPS OF TEA,’ MORTENSON CLAIMS HE ACCIDENTALLY ARRIVED IN KORPHE INSTEAD OF ASKOLE, HIS INTENDED DESTINATION, BY INADVERTENTLY TAKING THE ROUTE DELINEATED IN GREEN

About

Jon Krakauer

Author of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, Classic Krakauer, and Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town. www.instagram.com/krakauernotwriting/

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