A rib-breaking fall was my wake-up call.
Brigham Holladay, 26, fell while trying to escape a slot canyon near Utah’s Goblin Valley State Park in March 2018.
Roger Dannen, 75, slipped 60 feet down a rock face in remote Indian Canyons, near Palm Springs, California, in January 2018. He survived in the desert for three days.
Soon we both stopped shivering, and neither of us could feel our feet. Matt turned to me. “Tommy, we could die out here.”
In late May 2017, Marcus Mazzaferri, 25, lost his pack fording a river in Yosemite National Park, leaving him lost and gearless for 24 hours in late-season snow and freezing temperatures.
Amber Kohnhorst was hundreds of miles from her nearest friend when she fell down a cliff and broke her back.
Jason Lopez, 35, slid 1,000 vertical feet on California’s Timber Mountain on January 23, 2016. His brother-in-law Rob Wayman, 29, mounted a rescue.
Niki Rellon, 40, fell 45 feet during a canyoneering expedition in November, 2013.
April Meads, 19, slipped down a cliff in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge and was rescued with an improvised rope in May 2015.
When a stunt on Mt. Sneffels went wrong, Cameron Zick found himself paralyzed in the wilderness.
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?
Greg Barnes, 28, was swept out to sea on March 30, 2015, while on a hike near Pagat Cave, Guam.
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Patty Miller, 71, was attacked by a grizzly on July 12, 2013, outside Babb, Montana.
A couple flips their canoe in class V rapids on Northern Ontario's Kopka River
Lost in an Alaskan blizzard, one man struggles to stave off hypothermia.
A new mother's true tale of getting lost in the wilderness.
Adam Herman, 24, and Conor Lodge, 22, were caught in an avalanche in Tuckerman Ravine on New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington on December 28, 2013.
Gregg Hein, 33, of Fresno, California, survived six days on remote Mt. Goddard in Kings Canyon National Park in July 2014.
David Snider, 57, fell, lost his glasses, and spent five days wandering lost in Washington’s Olympic Range in May 2012.
Ed Rosenthal, 68, spent six days lost in Joshua Tree National Park in September, 2010.
A kayaker struggles to stay afloat when a tangle of trees pins her boat.
John Donovan disappeared in a high-elevation blizzard, leaving rescuers and friends stumped. But his backpack contained a miracle clue.
In October 2014, a severe blizzard struck Nepal's Annapurna Circuit during peak trekking season. Hundreds of hikers were stranded and dozens died in one of the world's worst hiking disasters. An eyewitness shares his tale.