Christopher McCandless

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”.

Alaska National Guard

The abandoned bus where Christopher McCandless starved to death in 1992, has been removed from the wilderness north of Denali National Park.  At the request of the state, the National Guard airlifted the bus yesterday (Thursday), an effort aimed at reducing the number of people making the dangerous hike.