Chris set off alone into the Alaskan wild. He had given his savings to charity, abandoned his car and his possessions, and the money in his wallet, determined to live a life of independence. Just four months later, Chris was found. An SOS note was taped to his makeshift home, an abandoned bus.
In piecing together the final travels of this extraordinary young man’s life, Jon Krakauer writes about the heart of the wilderness, its terribly beauty and its relentless harshness. Into the Wild is a modern classic of travel writing, and a riveting exploration of what drives some of us to risk more than we can afford to lose.