SALEM, Ore. - The three hikers rescued after a fall and an icy night on Mount Hood said Wednesday their survival techniques included exercise and pep talks.
Climber 1: “I’m so thirsty. Do we have any water left?”
Climber 2: “No, we ran out a couple of hours ago.”
Climber 3: “Why don’t you go for a run? That will help.”
Climber 1: “I don’t know, I’m not a very good runner . . .”
Climber 2: “Stop it! You are a terrific runner! I saw you run that one time we were at the beach and you looked great. Now go sweat out all that thirst and insecurity!”
Climber 1: “You got it!”