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United States – If you get lost while hiking in the mountains, it’s a good idea to pick it up when your phone rings. Here is a lesson to be learned from the misguided adventure of a mountaineer who went for a walk in Colorado, USA.
The story was told on Facebook by LCSAR, the county relief agency where Mount Elbert is located, which is the destination of the famous climbers’ trip. Our American colleagues from CNN.
On October 18, emergency services were contacted because a young man had not yet given any sign of life for more than twelve hours.
Several rescue teams were then dispatched to search particularly difficult areas, with some spending part of the night searching for the missing person. In failure, emergency services also tried to contact him on his cell phone, but to no avail again. Then at 9:30 a.m., the climber departed and more than 24 hours later, they found out he was back at the company where he was staying.
“One of the interesting things about all of this is that the person ignored several phone calls from us because he did not recognize the number,” LCSAR laments on Facebook. “If you feel that you have gone too far from the planned route and start receiving countless phone calls from an unknown number, please pick up the phone. It could be a rescue team, we need to make sure everything is in order … ”
Once the incident was resolved, the emergency services finally understood what had happened. The wanderer was found wandering all night trying to find his way. After recovering a marked path, he spent long hours walking from place to place on various walks until he found his own vehicle. When hiking, keep in mind that it is not enough to focus on retrieving your own steps in the snow: the wind will destroy them and leave you alone in the middle of nature. No need for an additional phone network …
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