WINNERS: Five Sets of Jon Krakauer Books To Be Won

by Michael Ryan Jun/2011
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Q. What is the name of the young man in Krakauers first book, Into the Wild, who starved to death in the Alaskan wilderness?

The answer: Christopher McCandless

The winners

Doby Glasgow

Moose London

Alex Ekins Sheffield

Mike Peacock St Helens

Katherine Craig Cumbria

Thank you to everyone who entered.

Jon Krakauer: MASTER OF THE WILDERNESS

Jon Krakauer, 128 kbJon Krakauer
© Krakauer collection

Jon Krakauer is the foremost writer about man's dangerous obsession with the wild, writing with beauty and precision about people in extreme circumstances. He is the author of five books including the massive bestsellers Into Thin Air and Into the Wild.

Pan Macmillan are reissuing these classic works with striking new covers a must-have collectible set for anyone with an interest in 'man vs nature' and we have five sets up for grabs in this competition.

Five people will win a copy of each book described below. Simply answer the question, fill in the form and submit. Entries in by next Tuesday, 5th July.

Pan Macmillan, 2 kb


Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air, 54 kb
Into Thin Air recreates the tragedy that he himself experienced near the summit of Everest, when a storm claimed the lives of eight of the people around him, and the guilt and recriminations that dogged the survivors for years afterwards.

Buy Into Thin Air at www.amazon.co.uk

Eiger Dreams

Eiger Dreams, 46 kb
Eiger Dreams gathers together his shorter writings on men and mountains, where he ruminates on the fascination and horror of the pastime that kills so many.

Buy Eiger Dreams at www.amazon.co.uk

Into the Wild

Into The Wild, 44 kb

Into the Wild, made into a film by Sean Penn, recreates the final travels of a young man whose thirst for adventure left him starving to death in the Alaskan wilderness.

Buy Into the Wild at www.amazon.co.uk

Under the Banner of Heaven

Under The Banner of Heaven, 66 kb
In Under the Banner of Heaven Krakauer investigates an uncompromising fundamentalism at the heart of the Mormon faith, and shows how it led in one tragic instance to murder.

Buy Under The Banner of Heaven at www.amazon.co.uk

This competition has now closed.

Krauker Spread, 47 kb

And if you don't win.

Buy Into the Wild at www.amazon.co.uk

Buy Under The Banner of Heaven at www.amazon.co.uk

Buy Eiger Dreams at www.amazon.co.uk

Buy Into Thin Air at www.amazon.co.uk

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