He was only 66 pounds when found.
Others fell over themselves to deride and castigate him at length for his foolishness, his immaturity, his "dumbassedness. The last real argument I got into about a film at a party was over this one: Whether it was unbearably twee No! Most film directors now a day, lost the real meaning of what is the real purpose of a horror movie.
Denuded mountains are visible to the west, towering sternly above the rooftops of adjacent double-wides. While Krakauer's whole "I'm just like McCandless myself" segment certainly implies a lot of sympathy for him, he doesn't hesitate to judge him, either, and he highlights points where McCandless was arrogant, insensitive, flippant, and dismissive—where he tells his sister Carine that their worried parents are "fucking nuts" and "a bunch of imbeciles," or responds to the question of whether he has a hunting license with "Hell, no.
There's a sort of wry, munficient humor to just about everything he does. He used to take everyone out into the woods and lose their way.
He's telling McCandless' story from McCandless' perspective, and in McCandless' eyes, of course he's a warm and happy hero. This column is meant largely for people who've already been through one version, and want to know how the other compares.
He was found dead on September 6, in an abandoned bus in the woods of Alaska. Some people sympathized with this kid whom they didn't know.
His adventures in activism in high school, including bringing a homeless man to live in his parents' travel trailer.