The University of Alaska Fairbanks has moved the “Into the Wild” bus to a UAF engineering building lab for repairs.
If all goes well, an exhibit could be opened by 2023.
McCandless’s sister says the bus can be a powerful educational tool, including about the mistakes her brother made that led to his starvation in the wilderness.
The ‘Into the Wild’ bus where Christopher McCandless died will likely find a home at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Museum of the North.
Photos posted to Facebook on Thursday show a twin-bladed Chinook helicopter carrying the bus away from the remote site it occupied near the Teklanika River, where it attracted numerous tourists who had to be rescued after the book’s publication.
Officials say they rescued five Italian tourists from “the Bus” — that’s the old Fairbanks city bus made infamous by Christopher McCandless.