The Climbers Who Survived a Week Stuck on Mount Rainier

After a climbing partner became ill, high winds stranded Yev Krasnitskiy and his team on the upper reaches of Mount Rainier for five days with no way to go but up

The National Park Service estimates that only 53 percent of those who attempt to go up via Liberty Ridge actually make it to the top.
Mount Rainier’s Liberty Ridge begins at roughly 8,000 feet on the peak’s north face and runs all the way to the 14,411-foot summit. Considered a classic climb, Liberty Ridge is the most technically difficult and dangerous route to the top of Rainier. Only 53 percent of the climbers who attempt the ridge complete it. 

Yev Krasnitskiy, a 39-year-old systems engineer from Portland, Oregon, has summited Rainier half a dozen times, including one ascent via Liberty Ridge. On June 1 of this year, he began a second attempt of the ridge with three other climbers. What was planned as a long one-day climb became a five-day life-or-death ordeal. 

Here’s Krasnitskiy’s story, as told to Outside

Preparing for Collapse - An Argentine Survivalist

Preparing for Collapse - An Argentine Survivalist - This is an article written by someone who experienced the Argentine economic collapse firsthand. His observations and advice on preparing for this type of event are insightful, informative and practical. Warning: the language is coarse and some may be offended.

Note: Article originally published on this site May 18, 2010.

Part I                          

My brother visited Argentina a few weeks ago. He’s been living in Spain for a few years now. Within the first week, he got sick, some kind of strong flu, even though climate isn’t that cold, and he took care of himself. Without a doubt he got sick because there are lots of new viruses in my country that can’t be found in 1st world countries. The misery and famine lead us to a situation where, even though you have food, shelter and health care, most of others don’t, and therefore they get sick and spread the diseases all over the region.

What got me started on this post is the fact that I actually saw this coming, and posted on the subject here at Frugal’s, months before the new viruses spread over the country and the news started talking about this new, health emergency, which proves that talking, thinking and sharing ideas with like minded people (you guys), does help to see things coming and prepare for them with enough time. So I started thinking about several issues, what I learned (either the hard way or thanks to this forum) after all these years of living in a collapsed country that is trying to get out an economical disaster and everything that comes along with it. Though my English is limited, I hope I’m able to transmit the main ideas and concepts, giving you a better image of what you may have to deal with some day, if the economy collapses in your country. Here is what I have so far: