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Rescued Hiker Shuei Kato Shares His Story

Kato, 36, was lost on Missouri Mountain recently. Here's how he survived.
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Missouri Mtn

The north face of Missouri Mountain.

"I’ve got to survive. If I’m out of options, I’m dead, so I’ve got to always come up with new options and possibilities for what can I do." So said Shuei Kato, who was rescued on 14er Missouri Mountain after being lost for three days—in whiteout conditions, no map or compass, and just enough food for a day hike.

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