Episode Three: Chris McCandless
After graduating college in 1990, Chris McCandless rid himself of all personal ties and possessions, changed his name to Alex Supertramp and hitch-hiked around the United States. His dream was to spend time in Alaska which he achieved, arriving in April 1992. Based on journals completed by Chris, we learn about his journey until his death 113 days after arriving in Alaska.
What would make a upper-middle class, well-educated man give away all his money and run away from his family?
Some of our research