Christopher McCandless Death| Has Died: In 1992, Christopher McCandless, whose story is told by “Into The Wild”, died of starvation in this bus in the Alaskan wilderness.
Fairbanks A bus in the wilderness of Alaska has become a place of pilgrimage for nature lovers and dropouts thanks to the book and the film “Into the Wild”. Now the vehicle is on display at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks
The bus became famous through Jon Krakauer’s book “Into the Wild” and above all through the film of the same name by Hollywood star Sean Penn. Now you can see the vehicle at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, as the local news channel KTVF reported.
Time and again, hunters and hikers used the bus as a shelter, which had been left behind by construction workers near Denali National Park in 1961. He was also found in 1992 by Christopher McCandless, 24, who was hiking through the wilderness in search of freedom and adventure. “Into the Wild” is based on his story. The young man ultimately starved to death there because he could no longer get back to civilization via the Teklanika River.
People from all over the world have come to the lonely parking lot in recent years to see the bus and follow McCandless’ path. Authorities removed the vehicle after two women – one from Switzerland and one from Belarus – drowned on the way. Even before that, people looking for the legendary vehicle were in danger. When the bus was flown out by helicopter in August 2020, the Department of Natural Resources in Alaska announced that since 2009 there had been 15 more searches for people who were missing near the bus location.
Last week the bus was taken to the technical department at the university in Fairbanks, where it can be viewed while it is being repaired. Ultimately, it should be seen in an outdoor area at the Museum of the North.