Summary Of Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

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In the book ‘’Into The Wild” (1996), by Jon Krakauer the author described the journey of a young man named Christopher Johnson McCandles. Who traveled different states of the United States as Alexander Supertramp. Jon Krakauer traces Alex’s journey into the wild by providing information from a third person point of view and also shares the comments of people whom encounter Alex throughout his journey that ended when Alex decided to hitchhiked to Alaska and travel by foot into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley . The highest mountain in North America, with a summit elevation of 20,310 feet above sea level. Alex body was found four months later frozen and decomposed by a moose hunter. Christopher had given $25,000 in savings to charity, …show more content…

Christ had a younger sister named Carine, whit whom Chris was extremely close and personal with. Christ also had six half blood brothers and sisters from his Dad side due to his first marriage. He eventually graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, he’d been a columnist for, and editor of, the student newspaper, The Emory Wheel, And he was able to distinguished himself as a history and anthropology major with a 3.72 grade-point average. Chris yet did not take adavantage because he believed tittles and honors are irrelevant making Christ an ignorant person for wasting his life time in college (ch.3 Pg.19-20). Alaska has been since the beginning of time one of the most dangerous places in earth due to its below zero weather where snow and ice covers most parts of it and Chris decided to hitch hiked his way there following ‘’The Stampede Trial’’ into the wilderness north of Mt.Mickinley, with a ten-pound bag of rice. He did not carry the gear required for the harsh conditions to survive in the snow, Alex carried a cheap leather hiking boots that were neither waterproof and small .22 caliber rifle, too small to hunt large animals such as moose and caribou, which he

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