“Into the Wild” Bus Removed from Alaskan Back-Country
The Iconic Bus from John Krakuer's novel, "Into the Wild" was removed from its location in the Alaskan back-county due to safety concerns.
The Bus became the hot topic for film lovers after the 2007 theatrical release of "Into the Wild". According to Reuters, people were putting themselves at risk attempting to make their way to the bus where Christopher McCandless died in 1992.
We encourage people to enjoy Alaska’s wild areas safely, and we understand the hold this bus has had on the popular imagination. - Corri Feige, Alaska National Resources Commissioner
In a joint effort by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources and the Alaska Army National Guard, the 1940's era bus was air lifted out of its original resting position. This move comes after multiple rescues were made of tourist and adventurers who were injured or became stranded in an attempt to reach the bus.
For public safety, we know it’s the right thing. At the same time, it is part of our history and it does feel a little bittersweet to see a piece of our history go down the road. - Clay Walker, Mayor of Denali Borough
The bus was moved to a "secure location" according to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. The fate of the bus has yet to be decided.