The young man in question was Christopher McCandless. His identity was not confirmed for weeks, but in time he would become internationally famous as a bold, or very imprudent, figure. McCandless died alone in an abandoned bus on the Stampede Trail, a desolate stretch of backcountry near Denali, in August He was surrounded by his meager provisions: a. Before Mr. McCandless died, from starvation aggravated by accidental poisoning, he had survived for more than days on nothing but a pound sack of rice and what he could hunt and forage in the unforgiving taiga.
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Heller McAlpin. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Jon Krakauer's book Into the Wild delved into the riveting story of Chris McCandless, a year-old man from an affluent family outside Washington, D. After tramping around the country for nearly two years, he headed into the Alaska wilderness in April His emaciated body was found a little over four months later.