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The two hikers got lost in foggy conditions on New Year's Eve.
The pair said after their rescue that were it not for the two lighters and two rolls of Mentos they had brought with them, they might not have survived.
“We went astray because of heavy fog when trying to reach the peak. As Chen’s GPS navigation device and radio transmitter were both out of batteries at the time, we decided to head down to the valley of the Cijiawan River first because the nighttime temperatures on the summit could drop to as low as minus-6°C,” the pair said.
Chen and Chang said that they used their lighters to start a fire out of tissue papers and dry branches they gathered to stay warm.