After following Shackleton for his adventure in The Heart of the Antarctic it was time for a change of pace in the reading. I have moved onto a more current adventure title; Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. Having enjoyed Into Thin Air this book has been on the ‘to read list’ for some time.
The strange manner of Chris McCandless’ death made the 24-year-old infamous in Alaska as authorities tried to puzzle out his story. A 1993 Outside magazine article by Jon Krakauer , followed by the 1996 best-selling book “Into the Wild,” made him famous everywhere else.
Title: Into the Wild
Author: Jon Krakauer
Category: Travel – Essays & Travelogues
Date Published: 1/1997
Format: Trade Paperback
Number of pages: 224
In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild.
 Jon Krakauer: Into the Wild [Outside Online: Interview]
 Death of an Innocent
How Christopher McCandless lost his way in the wilds [Outside Online: Feature]
 I Want To Ride In The Bus Chris Died In
Ten Years Ago Chris McCandless Starved to Death on the Stampede Trail. Today Hundreds of Pilgrims Trek to the Bus Where He Perished. [Anchorage Press]