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Into The Wild – In Memory of Chris McCandless

The Magic Bus

The Magic Bus

 

Presumably on  August 19th 1994, Chris McCandless, or as he called himself Alexander Supertramp, died after 113 days in the wilderness of Alaska. In these 113 days, he fed on what he could gather and hunt. Chris’s experiences became known through the book of Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild  and the  film Into the Wild.

Twenty-three years later I went out to follow his tracks and commemorate him.

I went out to follow the Stampede Trail, which led Chris into the wilderness, as far as possible with my motorbike, to pitch up my tent there and remind me that a young man went out to follow his dreams and starved to death.

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Alaska Magical Alaska

Welcome to Alaska

Alaska

What can I say: I did it! Arrived 3 days ago in the country every little boy is dreaming of.

I met a pensioned Alaska State Trooper who was so happy that I knocked on his door asking for a place to sleep.

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