Christopher McCandless was an American adventurer and hiker who left the comfort of his home after graduating from college in 1990, donated his savings to charity and made a two-year journey across America, eventually making it into the Alaskan wilderness, where he attempted to live off the land. He survived for over hundred days all by himself in the wilds of Alaska before eventually dying of starvation in 1992. His tragic life was dramatized in Jon Krakauer's 1996 international bestselling book Into the Wild. The book was later adapted into the 2007 filmInto the Wild starring Emile Hirsch.
According to his journal, he spent his entire time in the wild living in an abandoned rusty bus he called his "Magic Bus".
One of his last journal entries in the wilderness stated that he was extremely weak to the point where he could not even stand up. He wrote that he wanted to go back to civilization but was trapped in the wild.
His decomposing body was found by a hunter inside the abandoned bus (Magic Bus) weeks after his death.
All true meaning resides in the personal relationship to a phenomenon, what it means to you.Christopher McCandless
Happiness is only real when shared.Christopher McCandless
Tramping is too easy with all this money. My days were more exciting when I was penniless and had to forage around for my next meal... I've decided that I'm going to live this life for some time to come. The freedom and simple beauty of it is just too good to pass up.Christopher McCandless
was a famous American adventurer,
who was born on
February 12, 1968. As a person born on this date, Christopher McCandless is listed in our database as the 9th
most popular celebrity for the day (February 12) and the 39th most popular for the year (1968).
People born on February 12
fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer.
Christopher McCandless is the 210th most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to Christopher McCandless' birthday, Christopher McCandless is the 1442nd most famous American and ranks 4th in famous people born in Southern California, U.S.
In general, Christopher McCandless ranks as the 2509th
most popular famous person of all time.
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