Turkish climbers stranded on mountain say they lit fire with clothes to survive
Three climbers who were stranded on Uludağ have said that they lit a fire with their clothes to warm themselves in order to survive. The men were saved in a 14-hour operation.
Duvar English - Three climbers who were stranded on Uludağ in the northwestern province of Bursa have said that they lit a fire with their clothes to warm themselves in order to survive.
The climbers got stranded after one of them got injured. To save themselves from the freezing weather, they initially tried to build a shelter from the snow.
Upon contacting rescue teams, the three climbers, Ahmet Çakırer, Ali Can and Ömür Büyüköztürk, took shelter in a cabin nearby.
They then burned their clothes to warm themselves up, as they waited for the rescue teams to reach them.