Hiker Survives Week on Mt. Hood, Melted Snow for Water

An Oregon woman speaks for the first time about her 6-day ordeal stranded on Mt. Hood.
1:40 | 04/01/13

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dentist. To the young woman stranded on oregon's mt. Hood in freezing conditions. Reporter: A week ago this morning, 23-year-old mary owen could only dream of a hospital bed. She was lying in the snow, stranded 4600 feet up oregon's mt. Hood. She slipped the a white out and hurt her leg badly. You want proe frex the wind and the elements. Reporter: She's an experie experienced climber and was certain she would be found soon. Time passed. No one came. She melted snow for water and started fires for warmth. For six days, on the mown tear alone and injured. Occasionally moving when avalanched happened. I had dream about people telling me now get off the mountain. I would pack up and get ready to go and there was nobody there. Reporter: She thought she might die. I treated death carelessly. As I was out there, I was thinking about the loose ends i left behind. Reporter: Saturday, after nearly a full week on the mountain, a helicopter spotted her. I was overwhelmed. I was screaming for them to come back for me. Did. They turned around and came back. That was -- that was a good moment. We're praising god and just so happy. Reporter: She has frostbite on her toes and is otherwise just fine. She got the two things she wanted most besides being rescued, french toast and a bath. For "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle.

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