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Though the result were bodilyweakness, yet perhaps no one can say that the consequences were to be regretted, for the se were a life in conformity to higher principles. If the day and the night are such thatyou greet the m with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs,is more elastic, more starry, more immortal,—that is your success.

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

August , also known by his nickname Alexander Supertramp , [3] was an American hiker who sought an increasingly itinerant lifestyle as he grew up. McCandless is the subject of Into the Wild , a nonfiction book by Jon Krakauer that was later made into a full-length feature film. There, he entered the Alaskan bush with minimal supplies, hoping to live simply off the land.

On the eastern bank of the Sushana River, McCandless found an abandoned bus, Fairbanks Bus , which he used as a makeshift shelter until his death. McCandless' cause of death was officially ruled to be starvation , [4] [5] although the exact circumstances relating to his death remain the subject of some debate. In January , Krakauer published an article about McCandless in that month's issue of Outside magazine.

He had been assigned the story and had written it under a tight deadline. McCandless also had six half-siblings from Walt's first marriage, who lived with their mother in California and later Denver , Colorado. Author Jon Krakauer speculated, and sister Carine later confirmed in her book The Wild Truth , that Walt's overlap between these two marriages half-brother Quinn was born to Walt's first wife after Walt had fathered Chris with his second wife affected McCandless deeply and shaped his worldview.

The couple went on to establish a successful consultancy business out of their home, specializing in Walt's area of expertise. In the book, Carine describes verbal , physical , and sexual abuse her parents allegedly inflicted upon each other and their children, often fueled by her father's alcoholism.

Carine cites her and her brother's abusive childhood as one of the motivating factors in Chris' desire to "disappear" into the wilderness. In a statement released to the media shortly before the memoir was released, Walt and Billie McCandless denied their daughter's accusations, stating that her book is, "fictionalized writing [that] has absolutely nothing to do with our beloved son, Chris, his journey or his character.

This whole unfortunate event in Chris' life 22 years ago is about Chris and his dreams. In , McCandless graduated from W. Woodson High School in Fairfax, Virginia. In the summer of , McCandless traveled to Southern California and reconnected with distant relatives and friends. During this journey, he learned that his father had not yet divorced his first wife when McCandless and his sister Carine were born, and had apparently maintained somewhat of a double life before the move to Virginia, fathering half-brother Quinn with his first wife three months after his second wife gave birth to Carine.

It is speculated that this discovery had a profound impact on the younger McCandless. McCandless graduated from Emory University in May , with a bachelor's degree in the double majors of history and anthropology. By the end of summer in , McCandless had driven his Datsun through California, Arizona , and South Dakota , where he worked at a grain elevator in Carthage. A flash flood disabled his car, at which point he removed its license plates, took what he could carry, and kept moving on foot.

His car was later found, repaired, and put into service as an undercover vehicle for the local police department. He was last seen alive at the head of the Stampede Trail on April 28 by a local electrician named Jim Gallien, who had given McCandless a ride from Fairbanks to the start of the rugged track just outside the small town of Healy.

Gallien later said he had been seriously concerned about the safety of McCandless who introduced himself as "Alex" after noticing his light pack, minimal equipment, meager rations, and obvious lack of experience.

Gallien said he had deep doubts about "Alex's" ability to survive the harsh and unforgiving Alaskan bush. Gallien tried repeatedly to persuade McCandless to delay the trip, at one point offering to detour to Anchorage and buy him suitable equipment and supplies. However, McCandless ignored Gallien's persistent warnings and refused his offers of assistance though McCandless did accept a pair of Xtratufs , two sandwiches, and a packet of corn chips from Gallien.

Gallien dropped McCandless off believing he would head back towards the highway within a few days as hunger set in. He had 4. Self-portrait photographs and journal entries indicate he foraged for edible plants and hunted game.

McCandless hunted porcupines , squirrels , and birds, such as ptarmigans and Canada geese. On June 9, , he illegally stalked and shot a moose. However, the meat spoiled within days after McCandless failed in his efforts to preserve it.

It has been speculated that McCandless was responsible for vandalizing several cabins in the area that were stocked with food, survival equipment, and emergency supplies.

McCandless' journal documents days in the area. In July, after living in the bus for a little over two months, he decided to head back to civilization, but the trail was blocked by the impassable Teklanika River swollen with late-summer runoff from the Cantwell Glacier ; the watercourse by that stage was considerably higher and swifter than when he had crossed in April.

He posted an S. Attention Possible Visitors. I need your help. I am injured, near death, and too weak to hike out. I am all alone, this is no joke. In the name of God, please remain to save me. I am out collecting berries close by and shall return this evening.

Thank you, Chris McCandless. Near the time of his death, McCandless took a picture of himself waving while holding a written note, which read:. On September 6, , a group of hunters who were looking for shelter for the night came upon the converted bus where McCandless had been staying. Upon entering, they smelled what they thought was rotting food and discovered "a lump" in a sleeping bag in the back of the bus. The hunters radioed police, who arrived the following day.

They found McCandless' decomposing remains in the sleeping bag. It is theorized that he died from starvation approximately two weeks before his body was found. In his book Into the Wild , Krakauer suggests two factors may have contributed to McCandless' death.

First, he offered that McCandless was running the risk of " rabbit starvation ", from over-relying on lean game for nutrition. Krakauer also speculated [25] that McCandless might have been poisoned by a toxic alkaloid called swainsonine , by ingesting seeds from Hedysarum alpinum or Hedysarum mackenzii containing the toxin, or possibly by a mold that grows on them Rhizoctonia leguminicola when he put them damp into a plastic bag.

Swainsonine inhibits metabolism of glycoproteins , which causes starvation despite ample caloric intake. However, in an article in the September issue of Men's Journal , Matthew Power states that extensive laboratory testing showed there were no toxins or alkaloids present in the H.

Thomas Clausen, the chair of the chemistry and biochemistry department at University of Alaska Fairbanks , said, "I tore that plant apart. There were no toxins. No alkaloids. I'd eat it myself. In , a new hypothesis was proposed. Ronald Hamilton, a retired bookbinder at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania , [7] suggested a link between the symptoms described by McCandless and the poisoning of Jewish prisoners in the Nazi concentration camp in Vapniarca.

He put forward the proposal that McCandless starved to death because he was suffering from paralysis in his legs induced by lathyrism , which prevented him from gathering food or hiking. The ODAP, a toxic amino acid , had not been detected by the previous studies of the seeds because they had suspected and tested for a toxic alkaloid, rather than an amino acid, and nobody had previously suspected that Hedysarum alpinum seeds contained this toxin.

The protein would be relatively harmless to someone who was well-fed and on a normal diet, but toxic to someone who was malnourished , physically stressed, and on an irregular and insufficient diet, as McCandless was. Results showed that the seeds contained 0. In March , Krakauer co-authored a scientific analysis of the Hedysarum alpinum seeds McCandless ate.

Instead of ODAP, the report found relatively high levels of L- canavanine an antimetabolite toxic to mammals in the H. The converted blue bus where McCandless lived and died became a well-known destination for hikers. Some of these experienced their own difficulties, or even died attempting to cross the Teklanika River.

On June 18, , various government agencies coordinated with an Alaska Army National Guard training mission to finally remove the bus, deemed a public safety issue after at least 15 people had to be rescued, and at least two people died while attempting to cross the Teklanika river to reach the bus.

On September 24, , the Museum of the North at the University of Alaska Fairbanks announced it became the permanent home of McCandless' 'Magic Bus ' where it will be restored and an outdoor exhibit will be created. McCandless has been a polarizing figure since his story came to widespread public attention with the publication of Krakauer's January Outside article. Alaskan Park Ranger Peter Christian wrote:. When you consider McCandless from my perspective, you quickly see that what he did wasn't even particularly daring, just stupid, tragic, and inconsiderate.

First off, he spent very little time learning how to actually live in the wild. He arrived at the Stampede Trail without even a map of the area.

If he [had] had a good map he could have walked out of his predicament [ Before I go any further, I should say that Pete is a really good guy [ He starved to death, accidentally poisoned himself, or a combination of the two. Sherry Simpson, writing in the Anchorage Press , described her trip to the bus with a friend, and their reaction upon reading the comments that tourists had left lauding McCandless as an insightful, Thoreau -like figure:.

Among my friends and acquaintances, the story of Christopher McCandless makes great after-dinner conversation. Much of the time I agree with the "he had a death wish" camp because I don't know how else to reconcile what we know of his ordeal. Now and then I venture into the "what a dumbshit" territory, tempered by brief alliances with the "he was just another romantic boy on an all-American quest" partisans.

Mostly I'm puzzled by the way he's emerged as a hero. Krakauer defends McCandless, claiming that what critics point to as arrogance was merely McCandless' desire for "being the first to explore a blank spot on the map. But Chris, with his idiosyncratic logic, came up with an elegant solution to this dilemma: He simply got rid of the map. In his own mind, if nowhere else, the terra would thereby remain incognita. Krakauer's approximately 9,word article "Death of an Innocent" January was published in Outside.

The book Back to the Wild compiles photographs, postcards and journal entries by McCandless. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American hiker and explorer. Self-portrait of McCandless on the Stampede Trail , found undeveloped in his camera after his death. El Segundo, California , U. Stampede Trail , Alaska , U. Into the Wild. Anchor Books. The New York Times. Retrieved June 19,

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He tells his parents that he is going to spend the summer traveling in his car, a used yellow Datsun. McCandless's family will never hear from him again. July 10, Abandons his car after it is damaged by a flash flood. Loads his belongings into his backpack and sets out on foot. Travels to the Cascade mountains, across the lava beds of the Columbia River basin, and across the Idaho panhandle.

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His parents, Walt and Billie McCandless, were there. For many, this was their first trip to the bus. Published by the family, Back to the Wild was funded by the Christopher Johnson McCandless Memorial Foundation, which distributes its assets—20 percent of the royalties from the Into the Wild book—to charitable causes. For a long time, it was too painful for his family to revisit. Krakauer told Walt that he needed to copyright the photos. Back at the bus, the sun was dropping, prompting trip guide and Fairbanks weatherman Ed Plumb to remind the group that the temperature was about to do the same.

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As if all your life you had been led by the hand like a smallchild and suddenly you were on your own, you had to learn to walk by yourself. Therewas no one around, nei the r family nor people whose judgment you respected. At such atime you felt the need of committing yourself to something absolute—life or truth orbeauty—of being ruled by it in place of the man-made rules that had been discarded. You needed to surrender to some such ultimate purpose more fully, more unreservedlythan you had ever done in the old familiar, peaceful days, in the old life that was nowabolished and gone for good. Samuel Walter McCandless, Jr. Tall and solidlyproportioned, he wears wire-rimmed glasses that give him a professorial demeanor. Seven weeks after the body of his son turned up inAlaska wrapped in a blue sleeping bag that Billie had sewn for Chris from a kit, Waltstudies a sailboat scudding beneath the window of his waterfront townhouse.

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August , also known by his nickname Alexander Supertramp , [3] was an American hiker who sought an increasingly itinerant lifestyle as he grew up. McCandless is the subject of Into the Wild , a nonfiction book by Jon Krakauer that was later made into a full-length feature film. There, he entered the Alaskan bush with minimal supplies, hoping to live simply off the land.

Eighteen years ago our son, Christopher Johnson McCandless, left this world in a remote wilderness location in Alaska in the shadow of Denali. Something Chris would do if he could, as evidenced by his own charitable acts. As part of this process, the Foundation protected the photographs and writings he created during his epic journey with copyrights.

Они держали ее что было сил, но сопротивление оказалось чересчур сильным и створки снова сомкнулись. - Подождите, - сказала Сьюзан, меняя позицию и придвигаясь ближе.  - Хорошо, теперь давайте. Дверь снова приоткрылась на дюйм.

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Медленно и отчетливо. Дэвид Беккер начал читать, Джабба печатал следом за. Когда все было закончено, они проверили орфографические ошибки и удалили пробелы. В центре панели на экране, ближе к верхнему краю, появились буквы: QUISCUSTODIETIPSOSCUSTODES - Мне это не нравится, - тихо проговорила Сьюзан.  - Не вижу чистоты.

Когда-нибудь он станет мировым стандартом. Сьюзан глубоко вздохнула. - Да поможет нам Бог, - прошептала.  - Мы можем принять участие в аукционе.

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