His solo adventure that saw the young man shake off the shackles of the civilization of the hermit trek, which ended in his death has left a great legacy.
The story of her life, starring in a 1996 book, later adapted into the 2007 film ‘Into the Wild’, has continued to fascinate people throughout the world.
For decades, fans have searched for the wreck of the bus, where he is suspected of being hungry.
But critics have long warned against the romanticized story of his death in the popular culture.
In addition, hikers have lost their lives on the dangerous pilgrimage to the bus, which became a shrine of McCandless, who died at the age of 24 years.
This week has brought the last chapter of the wreckage that has attracted hundreds to retrace the ill-dated young traveller traces.
McCandless, who also went by Alexander Supertramp, was played by Emile Hirsch in the film about his adventure of self-stop.
The film Into the Wild was adapted from Jon Krakauer’s non-fiction book of the same thing.
It traces how the young American to give up his property and gave his savings to embark on an increasingly itinerant life.
He traveled alone through the northern states with limited quantities, by hitchhiking, on foot and canoe, with the hope of carving out a simple life of living off the land.
McCandless, it is the depth of the Alaskan wilderness, where he found a bus abandoned, which he used as a makeshift shelter.
When a hunter has finally found the young man from the decomposition of the body, it weighed only 67 lbs (30 kg)
The cause of his death has been officially declared the famine.
As dramatised in the film, McCandless believed he accidentally ate the seeds of a toxic plant to die of hunger.
He has developed his hunting and searching for food in the journals found with his body.
In the book of Krakauer, the author has proposed that the young adventurer could also died of so-called ” rabbit starvation “, which, because of the over-reliance on lean meat from game.
The theories about his death have been repeatedly revisited and challenged over the years.
The bus had become delicate legacy of this fascination for the local authorities.
For decades, the officials had been torn between the display of the bus where McCandless died, like a part of the history of the region – and dangerously seductive symbol that had attracted the tourists in danger.
This week, they have finally tired of the risky rescue operations pinching backpackers who are trying to retrace McCandless’ fateful path of the distance of roads and rivers torrential.
The bus has been selected to the Denali National Park, Thursday, and transported away from the track, he has made famous.
Local officials have said that they were afraid too many people have been expose themselves to the risk of trekking to the site where the unfortunate adventurer died in 1992.
“We encourage people to enjoy Alaska, the wilderness areas safely, and we understand the direction of this bus has had on the popular imagination,” Alaska Natural Resources Commissioner Corri Feige said in a statement.
“However, it is an abandonment, and the deterioration of the vehicle that has been requiring dangerous and costly rescue efforts. More importantly, it costs some visitors of their life, ” Feige said.
The state of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources and Alaska Army National Guard have worked together to remove the 1940s-era bus.
Over the years, a number of people making pilgrimages to the bus has become injured or blocked.
Two, even drowned in the river.
In April, a strand of Brazilian tourist has been evacuated, and in February, five Italian tourists were saved.
The mayor of the town called the bus to remove a great relief. ”
“For public safety, we know that it is the right thing to do” Denali Borough Mayor Clay Walker said to the Reuters news agency.
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“At the same time, it is part of our history, and it does feel a bit bittersweet to see a piece of our history, go down the road.’ ”
The bus was transported to the trail about 60 years ago by a road crew, Walker said. “It has turned into a dangerous attraction that must be addressed,” he said.
The ultimate fate of the dilapidated state of the bus is unknown.
The Ministry of Natural Resources, has declared that it is kept in a safe place ” pending a decision on its elimination.