Climber survives for 6 days in Utah canyon

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    Climber survives for 6 days in remote Utah canyon

    No matter what, David Cicotello knew he had to survive.

    Cicotello, 57, was stranded on a ledge in No Man's Canyon, in the rugged wilderness some 180 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. His climbing partner — 70-year-old brother Louis — lay motionless on the ground 100 feet below, having fallen while rappelling.

    Cicotello made a "HELP" sign with some climbing equipment. And then he waited.

    Over the next 146 hours — six days — he sipped water, nibbled an orange, a sandwich and a few cashews until rescuers arrived. Cicotello survived, but his brother did not.

    Climber survives for 6 days in remote Utah canyon - Yahoo! News
     

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