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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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“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.