(SEATTLEPI) — A 66-year-old snowshoer who had been missing on Mount Rainier since Saturday said he stayed warm by running in place and even burning the money in his wallet before he was found by searchers on Monday.
Despite spending two nights in the freezing weather, officials said Yong Chun Kim was in such good shape that medics released him to his family after he was brought off the mountain.
"I feel pretty good," Kim said while enjoying a cup of hot coffee at a ranger station late Monday.
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Kim, of Tacoma, said took cover under a tree at night and dreamed of his wife and a nice hot sauna.
He had some fire starters with him and burned leaves to try to keep warm. He eventually moved on to burning personal items, including his socks and then $1 and $5 dollar bills in his wallet.
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