Raul Fernando Gomez Circunegui was crossing over the Argentina mountains on his motorcycle when it died. Deciding not to give up he continued his journey on foot. The 58-year-old man soon found the winter to be harsh and took refuge 9,318 feet above sea level in a shelter. There he lived off the meat of rats and raisins. He was found and brought to civilization by men who were recording snow fall in the mountains. The 44-pound lighter Circunegui will never forget his trek into the land that no man lives in.

Chicago Tribune, 2013