The Evening Standard

Abandoned bus made famous by Into The Wild set for a place in museum

July 31, 2020

 

A bus abandoned in the Alaskan wilderness and made famous by the book and film Into The Wild is set to be displayed at a museum after being moved for public safety.

 

The 1940s-era vehicle was airlifted from its spot west of the Teklanika River by a US Army helicopter last month.

 

The bus was the final resting place of 24-year-old adventurer Christopher McCandless, who lived in it during the summer of 1992 and died of starvation after 114 days in the wilderness.

 

It captured the imagination of fans from around the world who were tempted into sometimes fatal excursions to visit the bus.

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