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Trapped on a Cliff Side

By: April Meads, as told to Catherine Leipold

April Meads, 19, slipped down a cliff in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge and was rescued with an improvised rope in May 2015.

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Survival Stories

Out Alive: Volcanic Eruption

By: Jeff Brydon

When we awoke in the blizzard of ash, we were ready to run for our lives. Was the ash toxic? Would slag soon fall from the sky like meteorites?

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Out Alive: Underwater

By: Gary Ferguson (as told to Ali Herman)

A couple flips their canoe in class V rapids on Northern Ontario's Kopka River

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