The truck became famous through the book To the wild From 1996, but mainly because of the 2007 movie of the same name, based on the life of McCandless. He died of starvation in the truck. McCandless wanted to live in the wild in the car that was installed there in the 1960s.
The movie became an iconic example of a story where a man really sets in the wilderness. At first glance it appears To the wild A moral tale, a warning of youthful arrogance. But it definitely wasn’t received that way, and that wasn’t what Sean Bin portrayed. In the movie, Chris is an attractive young man who exudes an indomitable physical enthusiasm for a lifetime. This makes him a hero in the eyes of many young people. To the wild It tops their list of favorite movies and Chris Bus has become a place of pilgrimage.
The latter became precisely the problem. Alaska has been busy for years To the wildHajj, especially in the summer. In May, a major rescue operation had to be launched to help the three Germans return to civilization. There a Swiss died there three years ago, and it was the same problem every time: the meltwater turned the nearby river Taklanica into an impassable circular barrier. Exactly the problem that McCandless ran into, too.
Additionally, the truck needed maintenance which was expensive and dangerous. Local authorities say removal was the best option.
The wreckage was recovered by helicopter. It is not yet known what will happen to the truck.
Watch how the truck was transported here: