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Nature is a tempting escape from reality, but presents obstacles even for the best-equipped adventurers, like Robyn Davidson. It also challenges a pretentious individual, Chris McCandless (also known as Alexander Supertramp), who has a complete disregard for nature and its true power. The story Tracks tells the journey of Robyn Davidson, who partook in a nine-month journey across the deserts of Western Australia to the Indian Ocean. Unlike Chris McCandless who traveled solo, she was accompanied by her dog Diggity and four camels that she tamed herself to help carry the heavy supplies to aid her expedition. The vast isolation of the desert is exactly what attracted Davidson to it, just like the Alaskan Wilderness called to McCandless. Dust storms, rattle snakes, rouge camels, and miles of uncharted territory were just some of the unforeseen dangers she had to face, but the hunger to leave behind the superfluous…show more content…
Also their views on relationships could not be more different. Chris disliked relationships and feared intimacy. John Krakauer wrote, “McCandless was thrilled to be on his way north, and he was relieved that he had again evaded the impending threat of human intimacy, friendship, and all the messy emotional baggage that comes with it.” (Krakauer 55).While Robyn enjoyed meeting aboriginals along her trip and even had a romantic relationship with a National Geographic reporter that would meet up with her at certain locations to gather information of her travels. One of the largest differences between the two is that only one made it out alive, which was Robyn Davidson. Towards the end Chris held up in an abandoned bus and in it they found a piece of wood that had a message carved into it, “And now after two rambling years comes the final and greatest adventure. The climactic battle to kill the false being within and victoriously conclude the spiritual revolution.” (Krakauer
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