David Roberts on Forbidden Peak in the North Cascades. Photo copyright © Jon Krakauer

The unexpected impact the murderer and forger Mark Hoffman had on “Under the Banner of Heaven,” my book about Mormon fundamentalism

The LDS Oquirrh Mountain Temple, 6 miles from the Utah State Prison where Mark Hofmann and Dan Lafferty were cellmates
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

Observation Post 4 above Forward Operating Base Tillman, not far from the canyon where Pat Tillman was killed by friendly fire on April 22, 2004. Photo copyright © Jon Krakauer


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”

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

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
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

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