Winter Survival Stories
Unleash your inner Elsa in this blog! We will talk about true to life experiences of people who proved that the cold never bothered them. Get ready to feel a chill in your spine as you explore the literally cool stories of surviving the winter season.
Expedition Gone Cold
Douglas Mawson, along with his friends, decided to set foot in Antarctica. Adventure and exploration are the centers of it all. However, this exploration served as a test for survival and resiliency.
Little did they know, a disaster awaits them. The men were determined to reach their destination and consider it as a triumph. However, a tragedy occurred when one of Mawson’s companions failed to cross a crevasse that they could hurdle successfully.
This lethal accident is possible due to the man’s weight, which is beyond a load of what the crevasse can handle. Furthermore, this accident made a turning point in their exploration. Aside from that, they
On the bright side, Mawson and his other companion survived the unexplainable trials and challenges Antarctica gave them. Both of them were able to come out victorious and went home, bringing success.
Living for Two Months in a Snowbank
If you think that only animals can hibernate, you could have been more wrong. Humans, in rare cases, also have this ability.
A man was found inside of his car totally submerged inside a snowbank. So what makes this story so unique and interesting? In two months, he lived peacefully inside his vehicle while being covered inside a snowbank. His surviving skills are extraordinarily remarkable and extraordinary.
Not all humans have the ability to handle a situation like this. Also, this man thrived without food. Basically, he was trapped inside his car for months while battling the cold.
A man going by the name of Colby Coombs joins two of his friends to achieve the goal of climbing Mount Foraker. This is not your ordinary mountain climbing story because there is more to it than you can think of.
Just by thinking of it, the goal is so extreme yet fulfilling at the same time. Steepness and coldness of the area is totally a typical concern. Mountaineers can very much handle both of them with ease. But when an avalanche is involved, the tables have turned.
Arriving at the top is what they achieved. However, going down is literally their downfall. An avalanche caused the death of his two friends while reaching the ground. Colby Combs was left alone.
All he has left with him is the drive to live and survive. The man walked as he gained a broken ankle, calling for help.
Do you want to climb a mountain now?
Trapped in a Death Zone
How can someone live in what is considered a “death zone”? Beck Weathers is the man who proved all of us wrong.
He brings all the bravery and strength to climb Mount Everest. In his journey of reaching the peak, he is held captive by a spot that would lead to this death. Now, this may sound out of the blue, but he actually escaped the hands of death.
Surprisingly, the man actually returned in full shape on his way to camp. Unfortunately, the death zone made him suffer from hypothermia and frostbite.
Beck Weathers defied the odds with his story.
A winter accident is the last thing on everybody’s mind. Going home after hanging out with friends seems to be pretty harmless, but not in this story.
The temperature is a chilling -22 degrees Celsius, which makes her story of survival worth knowing. People would have been frozen to death if faced with this situation. However, this woman did not let the freeze kill her.
Jean Hilliard is the real-life definition of miraculously brought to life after a gruesome and inhumane accident. When her car hit a ditch along the way, she desperately asks for help from a friend whom she thinks is located nearby. When she arrived at her friend’s place to seek help, Jean blacked out and laid on the snow until her body was completely frozen.
A medical team warmed up her body with heating pads, and the result is an alive and kicking Jean Hilliard.
Crashing Down in a Snow-Filled Mountain
>Sitting comfortably beside the window of an airplane feels like heaven. What if you notice that the plane is slowly going down to a hard crash in a mountain?
Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 met a catastrophic as it hit the Andes Mountain. Passengers were exposed to such a traumatic experience, and the cold temperature makes it feel even worse.
Passengers turned into cannibals as they did everything to save themselves from a destructive occurrence. Supplies were out of sight, and they did all means of survival, even if it means eating the flesh of their own kind. Left with no choice but to survive, the passengers’ story is proof that we all have an inner survivor living inside us.
Man’s Best Friend Survives Chilly Temperature
A man and his dog were spending time together in the icy cold waters of Alaska, and this was a moment they would both remember for the rest of their lives.
Boating is a lovely idea to have some time with nature, but unexpected happenings always seem to be present. Both of them met an accident as they came into contact with the rocks near Heceta Island.
A lot of efforts were made to search them, but it resulted in no leads found. After a month, they were able to find the dog alive in the area. Unfortunately, the man passed away, but his dog will always remember him.
Escaping from the Enemy
Imagine being betrayed by someone, and the only choice is to begin trekking and surviving in the frozen wilderness?
Jan Baalsrud was responsible for providing supplies for the Norwegian resistance back then in WWII. This man did nothing but kindness, and yet he faced betrayal and ambush from German soldiers.
Faced with an endless sight of snow and a chilly feeling, he did not lose sight of hope. He did not have supplies with him and wore clothing that is useless for protection against the cold. Surviving an avalanche is what sets him apart in this story since many people passed away from it.
Luckily, he found refuge and safety in a small village where the people showered him with kindness and love.
Living inside a Cave on Winter
A family found themselves stuck and unable to travel further because of the thick snow blocking their path. They were all covered in snow, and rescue seems impossible, especially in a remote area. Spending their days inside the snowbound truck is a temporary fix. Until then, moving forward through the thick snow is what they did.
The father found a small cave for the infant and mother to stay in for a while until rescue finally arrived. They were found inside the cave with all the hunger, sacrifice, and survival they went through – but they are alive.
A story of a family’s unbreakable bond and resilience proves that we can face anything with the company of our loved ones.
The Tale of Donner-Reed
The target destination by a group of American explorers was in California way back in 1846. They were all ready to step into the land, but accidents and failures seem to be on their side.
The exploration transformed into survival of the fittest. In this time, only the men who have the will to live and survive despite many reasons to surrender will be triumphant. As days passed, they are hit with hunger, hardships, and hopelessness.
True colors of the explorers came into light with their acts of bravery. Some of them even turned to eat the flesh of decayed just to breathe again.
Survival skills were evident in 48 men out of 87. These individuals successfully surpassed the deadly wrath of winter and made it to California.
Armi loves the idea of traveling and getting to know more about a place regarding its culture and untold stories about it. Writing has always been her hobby and talent ever since she was in elementary school. Also, she was a student journalist in her elementary and secondary years.