Jon Krakauer is a part-time mountaineer and a full-time writer. He is a contributing editor at Outside magazine and writes for many national magazines and newspapers. He lives in Seattle, Washington. "From the Paperback edition."
Jon Krakauer is a part-time mountaineer and a full-time writer. He is a contributing editor at Outside magazine and writes for many national magazines and newspapers. He lives in Seattle, Washington. "From the Paperback edition." See less
The following is a personality profile of Jon Krakauer based on his work.
Jon Krakauer is shrewd, skeptical and restrained.
He is independent, he has a strong desire to have time to himself. He is solemn as well: he is generally serious and does not joke much. But, Jon Krakauer is also compromising: he is comfortable using every trick in the book to get what he wants.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for organization.
He is relatively unconcerned with both taking pleasure in life and independence. He prefers activities with a purpose greater than just personal enjoyment. And he welcomes when others direct his activities for him.
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