Why did so many condemn Chris and feel he caused his own death?
Some feel no pity for McCandless because, after all, he did head into one of the most harsh climates on earth severely unprepared.
When Chris headed into the wild he did not have a compass or an up-to-date map. He had on old boots, a bag of rice and a small gun and I think he had a machete too--and of course his books! Not nearly enough!
He is condemned because he was known to be highly intelligent, yet his lack of planning and preparation shows SERIOUS lack of thought, which eventually ends up in his dying...alone...in a trailer...
The other side though says that McCandless died exactly the way he would have wanted to go. In the wild! Their side contends that Chris went out there knowing exactly what the challenges were and that he faced death with pride and the knowledge that he followed his dreams even though they ended in his death.