American writer and mountaineer who became well-known for his nonfiction works about the wonder and threat of the wilderness. His well-known publications include In to the Crazy and Beneath the Banner of Heaven. He climbed a fresh route for the Devil’s Thumb in 1977 throughout a three-week-long, single tour of Alaska’s Stikine Icecap area. His 1997 publication, Into NOTHING, information his harrowing Support Everest climb. Through the climb, four people of his party perished. He wedded fellow hill climber Linda Mariam Moore in 1992. The film edition of In to the Crazy was directed by Sean Penn.