New Information on Chris McCandless’ death

Upon doing some research I ran across the book Into The Wild. I had seen the movie before so I bought the book to read it too. I learned some interesting things. Now I found this article that brings new light to how McCandless died. Check it out.

[Excerpt]

As with Aron Ralston, the story of Chris McCandless has sharply divided observers, between those who see him as a hero for eschewing a materialistic, traditional western life and those who think he was an idiot who got in over his head and then paid the ultimate price in the Alaskan bush. There’s also been disagreement over precisely what caused McCandless’s death, but new evidence assembled by curious writer and then chronicled by Into the Wild author Jon Krakauer points a likely final verdict: poisoning from a toxin unknown to be in the wild potato seeds he consumed, which led to McCandless’s weakening, paralysis, and starvation…

http://www.adventure-journal.com/2013/09/the-real-reason-into-the-wilds-chris-mccandless-died/

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