chris mccandless timeline

  • Birth of Christopher Johnson McCandless

    Walt and Billie give birth to Christopher Johnson McCandless in El Segundo, California.
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    Christopher McCandless Map Project

    Into the wild map project timeline by: Ryan Ortiz
  • McCandless family moves to Virginia

    Walt McCandless accepts the position with NASA and moved his family to Annandale, Viriginia.
  • High School Graduation

    Christopher Johnson McCandless graduated from high school in May of 1986, in Annandale, Virginia.
  • Contribution to oxfam

    Chris writes a check to OXFAM for $ 24,000, giving them his entire savings.
  • College Graduation

    Chris graduated college from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
  • McCandless begins his journey across America

    Chris walks away from his family, friends, and possessions and set out for his journey into the wild.
  • McCandless begins his Journey to Alaska

    Jim Gallien gives Chris a ride to the Stampede Trail in Alaska where Chris set out to begin in jurney to the wild. This was the last date that anyone saw Chris alive.
  • Death of Chris McCandless

    Chris lost his life at the age of 24 years old on August 18, 1992.
  • McCandless' Body Discovered

    Christopher McCandless' body was found dead at the age of 24 in an abandoned Fairbanks City Transit Bus numbered 142 near Denal; National Park in Alaska on September 6, 1992.