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Old 09-23-2007   #1
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Man survives 25 days after river trip ends in disaster

Aleksandr Zverev sheltered for three weeks in caves after being flung from his raft in the Chinese wilderness.
By night he covered himself with leaves and branches to ward off frostbite. By day he drank river water and hoped for a miracle. He went without food for 25 days.
What started as the adventure holiday of a lifetime, shooting the rapids of one of the fastest-flowing and most dangerous rivers in western China, was ending in tragedy.
Mr Zverev believed that the river, which swells for only two months a year, had claimed the lives of his five companions. The remote Taklamakan Desert — its name means “you go in but you don’t come out” — was threatening to do the same to him.

Adventurers survive 25 days without food after river trip ends in disaster - Times Online

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Old 09-24-2007   #2
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fuckn brutal, way to survive, no food not even roots or anything in the region? always know something about the area you are visiting, cause this is the resaon why.

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Cool story. Those russians are crazy adventurers.

Sounds like having a few competent rescue kayakers along would have been a big help. Or just having very high floatation vests.
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