Real Survival Stories

Mountain Blizzard: Stuck in a Snow Cave

Aug. 30, 2023

Mark Inglis is a search & rescue mountaineer. It’s his job to save other people. But on a routine practice mission, he’ll find himself in deep trouble. Caught in a whiteout halfway up New Zealand’s highest peak, Mark and his colleague Phil take refuge in a tiny snow cave. But as the hours tick by into days, how long can they hunker down before their bodies, and minds, give out? Stay put and wait for help that might never come? Or take their chances in the fearsome snowstorm? Many thanks to Mark Inglis. For more about his life story, read No Mean Feat. A Noiser production, written by Joe Viner. EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! For ad-free listening, exclusive content and early access to new episodes, join Noiser+. Click the Noiser+ banner to get started with a 7-day free trial. Or, if you’re on Spotify or Android, go to Learn more about your ad choices. Visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.