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Chris McCandless: Exploring the darkness behind Into the Wild

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t have an opinion about Chris McCandless. You likely already know the bare bones of his story: Young hiker walks into the Alaskan wilderness with a .22-calibre rifle and a 10-pound bag of rice, determined to live off the land, test his own mettle and come to grips with some weighty questions. 706 more words


How It All Began

Carine McCandless, the younger sister of Chris McCandless, has written a memoir, published just yesterday – The Wild TruthShe narrates a book trailer… 154 more words


5 Favourite Photographs

Ok, if i’m ever ‘nominated’ for anything on social media I always feel a little confused and don’t usually take part. However, this morning my mum challenged me to share my five favourite photos. 470 more words

Adam Ditchburn

Into the Wild... away from the painful past... or not...

Chris McCandless went into the wildness to find peace, to escape from his painful past. Did he find peace? Nobody knows, only he knew. Here is the link to the article: 187 more words



Category: film

Director: Sean Penn

Storyline: After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. 13 more words

Ed On The Road

Second Step, Second Job

When I took the first step to finally getting off my ass and getting this adventure started, I was liberated, torn, excited, terrified. I wasn’t sure how I was going to pull this off and I was so nervous I was going to let myself down and become a bum that rambles through Orange County. 545 more words


Alaskan Pilgrimage: The Quest for the Magic Bus (Days 5-9)

The next morning we broke fast and camp and then headed back into Healy for some extra food (glad we did that). After scoring a sharpie and some cardboard at the Chevron, we made a sign for the Stampede Trail  and got picked at about noon. 2,809 more words