Author Topic: Longread: The sad story of Stephen “Otter” Olshansky  (Read 282 times)

Birdman

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If you have nothing to do during lockdown and want to read a fascinating story about hiking, I can really recommend the true story below about an experienced, adventurous hiker who got stuck in the snow and tried to stay alive. The article even includes a few short videos that he managed to make before his phone died. Spoiler: no happy end.


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In November 2015, veteran thru-hiker Stephen “Otter” Olshansky was on the Continental Divide Trail in northern New Mexico when winter storms blanketed the area with several feet of snow. Pinned down and running out of food, he scraped his way to a campground latrine, holed up inside, and prayed for help to arrive.


https://www.outsideonline.com/2336896/snowbound


Edit: I should have placed this in "News & Articles"
« Last Edit: 13:30:58, 16/11/20 by Birdman »
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BuzyG

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Re: Longread: The sad story of Stephen “Otter” Olshansky
« Reply #1 on: 15:29:29, 16/11/20 »
  Gripping story. That's a long hard way to go. RIP OTTER

pdstsp

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Re: Longread: The sad story of Stephen “Otter” Olshansky
« Reply #2 on: 09:14:49, 17/11/20 »
Gosh - difficult reading.  Thanks for posting the link.

Slowcoach

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Re: Longread: The sad story of Stephen “Otter” Olshansky
« Reply #3 on: 10:12:32, 17/11/20 »
A hard way to go.
It's all uphill from here.