Into The Wild Bus To Go To UA Museum

Jul 31, 2020

An Alaska Army National Guard helicopter prepares to lift the bus from along the Stampede Trail in June 2020.
Credit Alaska Army National Gurad

The bus where Christopher McCandless lived and died during the summer of 1992 will have a new home at University of Alaska’s Museum of the North in Fairbanks. With the help of a National Guard helicopter team, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, removed the old bus from the wilderness north of Denali National Park in June, an action precipitated by deaths, injuries and numerous rescues of hikers trying to reach the bus since McCandless’s story was popularized by the book and movie “Into the Wild”. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports the bus occupies a cultural space spanning local history, popular fascination and inspiration.