Chris's decision to venture into the wilds of Alaska could certainly be considered foolhardy and arrogant. Despite the fact that he had some experience in the wilderness and has proven himself successful in such adventures previously, Chris has little intimate knowledge of the area into which he was journeying and very limited knowledge of the flora and fauna he would encounter. His supplied were extremely limited and his equipment very minimal. Although his idealism and focus on living beyond materialism and consumerism are certainly noble and admirable, his lack of planning and preparation are not. Was Chris guilt of hubris? That's a great question that each of us must ask of ourselves, but there is certainly evidence for either answer.