30 June 2020 - Alaska's famous 'Into the Wild' bus removed over safety issues
'Into The Wild' bus removed from Alaska wilderness
(BBC News, 19/06/2020)
An abandoned bus in Alaska featured in the film Into The Wild has been removed after increasing numbers of tourists got into difficulties visiting it.
A US army helicopter lifted it from a trail outside Denali National Park. The local mayor said it was "a big relief".
Two people have drowned in rivers on their way to or from the bus and many more have had to be rescued.
In 1992 the bus was inhabited by 24-year-old adventurer Chris McCandless, who eventually died of starvation.
'Into the Wild' bus removed from Alaska backcountry for public safety
(NBC News, 19/06/2020)
The bus has long attracted adventurers to an area without cellphone service and marked by unpredictable weather and at-times swollen rivers.
An abandoned bus in the Alaska backcountry, popularized by the book “Into the Wild” and movie of the same name, was removed Thursday, state officials said.
The decision prioritizes public safety, Alaska Natural Resources Commissioner Corri Feige said.
The bus has long attracted adventurers to an area without cellphone service and marked by unpredictable weather and at-times swollen rivers. Some have had to be rescued or have died. Christopher McCandless, the subject of the book and movie, died there in 1992.
Into the Wild bus removed from Alaskan wilderness over tourist safety fears
Roisin O'Connor (The Independent, 19/06/2020)
The abandoned bus made famous by the book and film Into the Wild has been removed from the Alaskan wilderness.
The Forties-era vehicle was airlifted from its spot near the Teklanika river by a US Army helicopter.
It was made famous when 24-year-old hiker Chris McCandless took shelter in it during the summer of 1992. He died of starvation after spending 114 days in the wild.
‘Into the Wild’ Famous Bus Airlifted, But McCandless Continues to Inspire Generations of Nature lovers
Kabir (The New Learn, 30/06/2020)
The trials and tribulations of a 24-year old young man named McCandless from Virginia are quite well known. McCandless’s story became popular because unlike most young men of his age, he wasn’t satisfied with an urban life and dedicated himself to exploring the wild and living an alternative existence. While exploring an alternative life, he reached the wilderness of Alaska, where on being prevented to move further by the swollen banks of the Teklanika River, he spent over 3 months in the wild. He lived for 114 days in an abandoned bus and died of starvation in August 1992. He maintained a journal of his experiences while in the wild and documented his life in the jungles of Alaska . His journal was later published by the name ‘Into the Wild’ and was subsequently adapted into a popular film.