18 Jan '12, 4am

US hiker who was lost in a blizzard for 2 days was forced to burn his money to stay warm

US hiker who was lost in a blizzard for 2 days was forced to burn his money to stay warm

In this Monday, Jan 16, 2012 photo provided by Yong Chun Kim, of Tacoma, Wash., Kim flashes a victory sign after he was rescued after being lost for two days in a blizzard in Mount Rainier National Park, Wash. Kim, 66, was rescued Monday after becoming separated from the snowshoe group he was leading on Saturday. -- PHOTO: AP SEATTLE (AP) - A snowshoer who was lost in a blizzard for two days on Washington state's Mount Rainier said he stayed alive by digging out a snow tunnel and burning his paper money for warmth. Kim Yong Chun , 66, of Tacoma, told KOMO-TV of Seattle that he had fire starters with him and first burned some leaves. Then he started burning personal items: his socks and then $1 and $5 bills from his wallet. Mr Kim also said he marched in place to keep warm and took cover in a tree well - the hole in the snow under a tree. He fought off sleep but dreamed of ...

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