News Jon Krakauer: Climbing Everest was the Biggest Mistake I’ve Ever Made Jon Krakauer's take on climbing Mt. Everest and his advice to an 11-year-old who hopes to climb the Seven Summits. Share this Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Email Icon Join Rock and Ice Magazine Create a personalized feed and bookmark your favorites. Join for free Already have an account? Sign In Join Rock and Ice Magazine Create a personalized feed and bookmark your favorites. Join for free Already have an account? Sign In Become a member to unlock this story and receive other great perks. Already have an Outside Account? Sign in All-Access Intro Offer $3.99 / month* A $500 value with 25+ benefits including: Access to all member-only content on all 17 publications in the Outside network like Rock and Ice, Climbing, Outside, Backpacker, Trail Runner and more Annual subscription to Climbing magazine. Annual gear guides for climbing, camping, skiing, cycling, and more Gaia GPS Premium with hundreds of maps and global trail recommendations, a $39.99 value Outside Learn, our new online education hub loaded with more than 2,000 videos across 450 lessons including 6 Weeks to Stronger Fingers and Strength Training for Injury Prevention Premium access to Outside TV and 1,000+ hours of exclusive shows Annual subscription to Outside magazine Join Outside+ *Outside memberships are billed annually. Print subscriptions available to U.S. residents only. You may cancel your membership at anytime, but no refunds will be issued for payments already made. Upon cancellation, you will have access to your membership through the end of your paid year. More Details Jon Krakauer’s take on climbing Mt. Everest and his advice to an 11-year-old who hopes to climb the Seven Summits. Video segment part of Huff Post Live – with author Jon Krakauer and Meru filmmakers Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Vasarhelyi.