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Up the mountain, Alexander Novoseltsev was jogging around his crashed helicopter – and doing push-ups.
Unable to find his emergency food rations, he ate snow. In the end this saved him.
He had sent a text message soon after crashing in a Robinson helicopter in poor weather in a gorge in the Chersky ridge area.
It read: ‘My clothes is thin, I’m freezing. The gorge is narrow. It will be hard to land MI-8 here.’
He gave his location and the following day rescuers reached the foot of the 2,400 metre mountain but he was marooned at 1,600 metres…
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