*The webmaster of this site has also just made a Humans of Kristiansand website inspired by Humans Of New York by Brandon Stanton. Pls share if you like it.*
This website is designed to give you a complete overview of Christopher McCandless (Alexander Supertramp) and the book/movie 'Into The Wild' that followed his passing. It is a moving story about a young man chasing after his dream and ultimate Alaskan adventure.
The slideshow you see above
are pictures that Chris took as well a picture of his belt that he
made with Ronald Franz.
For those of you unaware, Chris was a young man that travelled throughout North America living off the barest of essentials and in most cases, off the land. Unfortunately, he paid the ultimate price for this in the end and was found perished in an abandoned Fairbanks City bus on the Stampede Trail in Alaska. His name became famous after Jon Krakaeur wrote an award winning book about his adventures which eventually became a world famous movie by Sean Penn. After being exposed to this amazing story, I felt compelled to design this website. This website and my endeavors have connected me with the McCandless family. In August 2010, Billie and Walt McCandless sent me some pictures and information about Chris in his early years. You can see them on his Early Years page.
I have also been in contact with Chris's sister Carine. She has
submitted a personal letter to the visitors of this site, as have a few
of Chris's other siblings. They can be read
here. For more information on
Carine's work and efforts dedicated to Chris, you can visit her
I have been working with Chris' parents Walt and Billie McCandless on a new book about Chris and his adventures through his journal and hundreds of photographs.
We have received a paper from a staff member of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a published author who has won numerous awards for fiction, nonfiction and poetry. You can read his paper and theory on Chris McCandless' death here.
Here is the official trailer to the 'Back To The Wild' DVD narrated by Hal Holbrook (who played Ron Franz in the movie 'Into The Wild'.
Here is a picture of the new book cover! The official website is: www.backtothewildbook.org.
Carine has started an annual fund raising event called the Chris McCandless Memorial Run on Saturday, October 13, 2013.
If you are a student or a member of the forum and you have a lot to say about the story, we can create a page for you on this website with your picture and your thoughts. We have had some great submissions already. Send us an email if you would like your research paper/story also added to the website! Don't forget to leave a message on the forum or on the new facebook group page.
This website is dedicated to Christopher McCandless and his family. If you have a website, please link to us. Please see the Christopher Johnson McCandless Memorial Fund page if you wish to donate to his fund.
Site updated 25th February 2014.
Another inspirational character is the famous American Sniper Chris Kyle. On that website you can get all the information you need on another American icon.
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