The fall and the Epiphany: the journalist was forced to drink his own urine to survive in the wildernessPictolic
The traveler told how the accident in the California desert had taught her to let people in. 37-year-old Claire Nelson is a journalist from London. During the single-player campaign in the American national Park Joshua tree she broke her pelvis. The woman held in the middle of the deserted plains for four days and survived by drinking their own urine. After the incident, Claire wrote a book. Find out what he had to reschedule the traveler, from our material.In March 2018 Claire went on a journey across Canada and spent a few months Hiking in the mountains among the snow-covered landscape. Friends invited her to visit the national Park Joshua tree in the US, and the woman happily agreed. Then came the season of rattlesnakes and the heat reached 40 °C, but the danger did not bother her.
On 22 may, the traveler went to the 11-mile trek towards the oasis. She is expected to return in four hours. At first everything went fine, and Claire enjoyed the beautiful scenery of the desert. Halfway to the oasis she tried to climb the pile of boulders, but could not resist and fell from a height of 7.6 m. in the fall of the journalist felt a terrible pain — as it turned out, she fractured a pelvic bone. The poor could not make a single movement, nor sit, nor lie down.
But she was losing strength. Claire remembered how many difficulties she had to pass, moved in 2005 from his native New Zealand to London to work as a journalist. The woman struggled with depression, constantly feeling lonely and detached. She went to Canada to be close to nature and clear your mind.
Traveler put on legs sunscreen with a stick for hikes and made a sort of tent out of the package. The heat was unbearable. Through the day the water bottles were empty. Provisions Claire had a sandwich and a protein bar, but she did not feel hunger: the woman is very thirsty. To quench their thirst, she collected my urine in a bottle from under the drugs and drinking. It was terribly sick, but the body got a little bit of liquid.
The most terrible was the night. Claire imagined the snake crawling everywhere, and from the slightest noise froze the blood in his veins. Four days later, she realized that she will die. Forces almost gone. And suddenly the woman heard the sound of the loudspeaker. It was a helicopter rescue. They were called friends with whom the journalist was visiting. On the third lap rescuers said Claire, who was frantically waving at them from her hiding place. The woman was evacuated and was taken to the hospital, where she is immediately identified in the intensive care unit. Only from there, the traveler can contact the family by phone.Claire was in the hospital for 18 days. They did the surgery, inserting the pins into the pelvis, and restored the level of fluid in the body with special solutions. All this time beside her was her mother.
June 11, the reporter returned to Toronto and in August flew to New Zealand. The woman rose to her feet only six months after the accident, and she had to learn to walk again.
After the incident, Claire has completely revised his views on life. She was still taking antidepressants, but I realized that it was time to let people in.
In the summer of 2019 journalist wrote a book about the accident called "Things I realized after the fall". In February she returned to London — a stronger, more open and not afraid to be vulnerable.In January 2019 Claire returned to the same path where fell in the desert to complete your trip. This time she didn't go alone, she was accompanied by friends. When he reached the oasis, the woman realized that the journey alone could kill her. Only when she teamed up with other people and known to them, the campaign was successfully completed.
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