The cautionary tale of a backpacker caught in a snowstorm

There’s much to learn from this news conference about the helicopter rescue of a Pacific Crest Trail hiker.

Novice backpacker Katharina Groene, of Munich, Germany, was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail through the Glacier Peak Wilderness when she was caught in a snowstorm. On Oct. 31, 2018, days after a dramatic helicopter rescue, she and the people who saved her held a news conference. Watch the video above, then read the story.

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