Hiker Survives 6 Days on Bugs & Snow

A broken leg left Gregg Hein stranded on 13,563-ft Mount Goddard.

Heading out the door? Read this article on the new Outside+ app available now on iOS devices for members! Download the app.

A hiker in Kings Canyon National Park ate bugs and snow for six days after a falling boulder broke his leg and stranded him on the 13,563-ft Mt. Goddard.

Gregg Hein told ABC News that he was unable to call for help and knew that rescue would not be quick in such an isolated area. He ate moths and crickets and drank melted snow as he attempted to crawl down the mountain. He was finally rescued by helicopter and spent a week in the hospital recuperating.

“I entertained the idea of potentially dying a couple of times,” he told the news station. “I was either going to crawl my way out or someone was going to rescue me.”

Read more: NY Daily News

Trending on Backpacker