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'Into the Wild' pilgrims try to conquer Alaska's wilderness

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It's been 20 years since the world first read the story of Christopher McCandless, the protagonist of Jon Krakauer's book, “Into the Wild.”

He perished while on a solo journey into the Alaskan wilderness. Now, scores of imitators follow in his footsteps each year, despite the obvious dangers.

Take Two talks to writer Eva Holland, who profiles these so-called McCandless "pilgrims."