Christopher McCandless’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 12, 1968

Death Date

Aug 18, 1992

Age of Death

24 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Aug 18, 1992

The Christopher McCandless died at the age of 24. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Famous adventurer and nonconformist who left civilization to live off the land and trek alone through the Alaskan wilderness.

His father was a NASA engineer and his mother worked for the Hughes Aircraft Company.



“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” (Christopher McCandless)


“No phone. No pool. No pets. No cigarettes. Ultimate freedom… No longer to be poisoned by civilization, he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become Lost in the Wild.” (Christopher McCandless)


“Tramping is too easy with all this money. My days were more exciting when I was penniless and had to forage around for my next meal… I’ve decided that I’m going to live this life for some time to come. The freedom and simple beauty of it is just too good to pass up.” (Christopher McCandless)


“I need your help. I am injured, near death, and too weak to hike out of here. I am all alone. This is no joke. In the name of God, please remain to save me. I am out collecting berries close by and shall return this evening. Thank you, Chris McCandless.” (Christopher McCandless)


“It is the experiences, the great triumphant joy of living to the fullest extent in which real meaning is found. God it’s great to be alive!” (Christopher McCandless)