A shuttle bus from the american film 'Into the Wild' has been flown away from a natural area at Denali National Park in Alaska, because hundreds of fans and tourists tried to find it in the difficult terrain.
- too many people came out in dangerous situations when on hikes sought after busvraget and the place where the young adventurer Christopher McCandless died of starvation in 1992, says officials in the northern united states.
the Bus became famous through a documentary book from 1996 about Christopher McCandless written by Jon Krakauer and a film from 2007 directed by Sean Penn.
- We encourage people to enjoy Alaska's nature in a safe way, and we understand how this bus has been alluring in many people's world view, says Corri Feige from the it department, which has responsibility for the conservation of Alaska's nature.
- the Bus was a left vehicle, which is highly degenerate, and it has been the cause of dangerous and costly rescue operations. It has claimed the lives of some visitors life, she says.
the Bus, which is from the 1940's, have been removed by the naturdepartementet and the Alaska national guard. It had been left in place for 60 years ago, and it was a dangerous attraction.
Through the years, a number of people who have made pilgrimages to the bus, were injured in the rough terrain, or they have been stranded. Two drowned on the way over a river in the vicinity of the bus.
The local mayor calls the removal of the bus for a 'very great relief'.
- to ensure the safety Of the public, was it right to remove the bus, but it was a part of our history, and it feels a little bittersweet to see a part of our history disappear, says the mayor of the Denali, Clay Walker.