25 Amazing Stories Of Survival Against All Odds
From deep within the Amazon to out on the open oceans these are 25 amazing stories of survival against all odds.
20. Aron Ralston
Aron’s story was highly publicized in 2003 when he had to cut off his right arm in order to free himself from between a boulder and a rock wall. He had been hiking in Utah when the boulder shifted and pinned his arm.
15. Jan Baalsrud
In March 1943, Jan and a group of expatriate commandos arrived in Nazi occupied Norway from England. Their goal was to aid in the resistance. After the mission fell apart Jan was pursued through the Norwegian tundra with almost no clothes and a bullet wound. He eventually found a friendly arctic village that helped him escape back to England.
10. Lt. David Steeves
When he was supposed to fly from California to Alabama Lieutenant David Steeves never arrived. A search turned up nothing and he was declared dead. Two weeks later, however, he came walking out of the Sierra Nevada mountains after ejecting when something blew up in the jet.
5. Lewis and Clark Expedition
Dispatched by Thomas Jefferson to explore the West, the expedition was robbed, injured, and nearly starved to death numerous times. Without the help of friendly native tribes or their translator, Sacajawea, they would have surely died.