Into The Wild Bus Removed
Alaska public media reported that a deserted 1940s city bus from Fairbanks became a popular tourist attraction after a 2007 wilderness film that was flown in from remote parts of Alaska by a Military National Guard helicopter on Thursday. The bus, which had sat on the Tlanica River near Denali National Park since the 1960s, protected adventurer Chris Macandles until his death in 1992, as shown in the film by actor Emile Hirsch. While the bus first became famous after John Crackwear wrote about McCandless in the 1990s, numerous incidents have been reported that tourists must save from the distant country where they resided in the years following the release of the movie.
According to Natural Resources Management Commissioner Cory Fiji, there were 15 costly bus-related search and rescue missions between 2009 and 2017. In 2019, a Belarusian woman died trying to cross the Talkanica River to reach the bus, and another visitor drowned in the river in 2010 “We encourage people to safely enjoy the wilderness of Alaska, and we understand the influence of this bus on popular imagination” said Feige in a statement. “However, this is a deserted and degraded vehicle that required serious and costly rescue efforts, but more importantly, it claimed the lives of some visitors. I’m glad we found a safe solution, respectful and economical to this situation. ”
For the film, director Sean Bean designed production designer Derek R. Hill the exact same bus, and the crew turned 50 miles south of where the real bus was. Denali mayor Puro Clay Walker said the real bus will now remain in “safe storage”.
Alaskan authorities have removed the abandoned bus from the Into the Wild book and film from its hinterland location for fear of being exposed to the public at risk.
The bus was abducted Thursday by an army national guard helicopter. Public media in Alaska reported that it had been abandoned on state soil about 800 meters outside of Denali National Park and Preserve.
“I know it’s the right thing to do for public safety in the region and remove dangerous attractions,” said Denali mayor Puro Clay Walker. “At the same time, it’s always sweet and bitter when part of your story is taken away.” There was no decision on what to do with the bus, but Walker said it could be shown somewhere.
A tragic end in * Into the Wild *
Christopher Macandles, the young philosopher whose tragic end was described in Into the Wild, died of hunger when difficult conditions at the site prevented him from getting help. He died in 1992.
The author’s book John Cracker 1996 Revived Macandles and therefore the Bus. Sean Penn made the story in a 2007 film. He wrote between a script and directed, and Emile Hirsch played the role of McCandless.
The bus proved the temptation of adventurers familiar with the book and the film. Last year, a woman who tried to visit the so-called “magic bus” sank while trying to cross a river to reach the car. About 15 search and rescue operations are required each year to save hikers who are not wary of the dangers of remote areas.
McCandless’s story tells of how he abandoned his possessions, after graduating from college as a top student and athlete, saved $ 24,000 of his savings for charity, and went to Alaska to live in the wild . The abandoned bus has since become a terrible memorial, as hikers try to keep up with the adventurous pace.
Feramika Maikamava and her husband, Pyotr Markelau, both aged 24, were among the hikers. They were trying to cross the Teklanika River along Stampede Road when Maikamava swept underwater and drowned.