McCandless, Christopher

From Astro-Databank
Jump to: navigation, search
McCandless, Christopher Gender: M
Christopher Johnson McCandless
born on 12 February 1968 at 16:14 (= 4:14 PM )
Place Inglewood, California, 33n58, 118w21
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Viktor
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 23°21' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 07°25 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 07°45'


American hiker and itinerant traveler, who also went by the name "Alexander Supertramp."

After graduating from college in 1990, McCandless traveled across the North American continent, and eventually hitchhiked to Alaska in April 1992. There, he set out along an old mining road known as the Stampede Trail, with minimal supplies, hoping to live simply off the land.

Almost four months later, McCandless' decomposing body, weighing only 30 kilograms (66 lb), was found by hunters in a converted bus, Fairbanks Bus 142, used as a backcountry shelter along the Stampede Trail, on the eastern bank of the Sushana River.

His cause of death was officially ruled to be starvation, although the exact cause remains the subject of some debate.

In January 1993, Jon Krakauer published McCandless' story in that month's issue of Outside magazine. He had been assigned the story and had written it under a tight deadline. Inspired by the details of McCandless' story, Krakauer wrote and published the more extensive biographical book "Into the Wild" (1996), about McCandless' travels.

The book was subsequently adapted into a 2007 film directed by Sean Penn, with Emile Hirsch portraying McCandless. That same year, McCandless' story also became the subject of Ron Lamothe's documentary "The Call of the Wild" (2007).

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • other associate with Krakauer, Jon (born 12 April 1954). Notes: Biographer
  • role played of/by Hirsch, Emile (born 13 March 1985). Notes: Hirsch played McCandless in "Into the Wild" (2007)


Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Viktor E.


  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 24)
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer