This man is no way near normal; he lives an extreme life and takes the tragedy as a source of inspiration. Heimo Korth lost his first daughter to river accident when she was just aged two, but instead of living civilized live after that, he got even more desperate to make a living out of nothing. Heimo is not deprived of support though; he has his love Edna Korth who is sharing the life long journey of wilderness and matching every step of Heimo.
An Identity of A Survivor:
The outdoorsy man was born with unmatchable qualities. The determined person lives along with his wife Edna in the wilderness.
His family is the only permanent residents of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. They hunt and live off the meat and survive with few available resources. He and his family caught the public eye when he began the titular figure in James Campbell’s book The Final Frontiersman: Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska’s Arctic Wilderness in 2004. He also appeared in the documentary titled Surviving Alone in Alaska showing his hard lifestyle. Then the survivalist also featured in PBS’s “Braving Alaska” in 1992.
Heimo also appeared in Discovery Channel’s The Last Alaskans along with three other families.
How much is Heimo’s Net Worth?
The man who lives in wilderness miles away from the nearest neighbors has summed decent net worth through starring in documentaries. He has amassed a net worth of 150,000 dollars.
Losing a Daughter to Wilderness!!!!
The couple is a parent to four daughters named Coleen, Millie, Rhonda, and Krin. Millie is the step daughter of Heimo from the previous marriage of Edna. When Heimo convinced Edna to live far away from civilization he would have never thought the tragedy was coming their way.
Coleen Ann Korth was born on 29th May 1982 after the Coleen River. But five days after the second birthday, the infant was the victim of canoeing accident in 3rd June 1984 where she lost her life and more painfully her body was never recovered.
After Coleen’s death, many friends and family tried to pursue him out of Alaska, but it was never an option for him. The death of his daughter made him more ambitious and set the target that he won’t let the loss of their daughter in vain. The survivalist and his wife filed a petition to designate an unnamed peak in the memory of Coleen. But the board refused the proposal as they cited that Coleen was not a historical figure.
After, multiple failed attempts to pass the petition, the couple gave up and now Coleen lives in the memory of her parents, and her impression overlooks the valley and Coleen river through her memorial cross made by Heimo and Edna.
The incident that ever-lasting impact on the couple and they decided to raise their three daughters out of the wilderness. Now fully grown up daughters occasionally visit the Last Alaskan and share few weeks with them.
Heimo’s Short Bio:
According to wiki sources, The Last Alaskan lives miles away from civilization and spends more than nine months without electricity, running water and almost no contact with the outer world. Heimo Korth hails from Wisconsin and left the blue-collar at an early age to live a life in extreme condition and become a mountain man in Alaska. His parents' name and early life are still undervalued, and it’s always hard to know when the man himself rarely comes out in public eye. He possesses a tall height and decent body shape. He holds American Nationality.