More tragedy in the Wild

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This article from The New Yorker’s blog, The Book Bench, made sad reading . . .

“On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that a twenty-nine-year-old Swiss woman named Claire Jane Ackermann drowned on Saturday while attempting to cross the Teklanika River, near Denali National Park in central Alaska.

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This tragic story might not have been picked up outside of Alaska, except for the A.P.’s report that Ackermann, along with a male companion who survived, was trying to reach the abandoned bus where Christopher McCandless, the young wanderer made famous by Jon Krakauer’s nonfiction book “Into the Wild,” died in 1992. “It seems that the bus has become an attraction for adventurous tourists, following the success of Krakauer’s book and the 2007 film adaptation directed by Sean Penn and starring Emile Hirsch.”

REad the full Book Bench article here

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