In 2007, German paraglider Ewa Wisnierska creates history as she survives one of the most harrowing encounters with the fury of nature's elemental power. She is sucked into a massive thunderstorm and pulled up to 10,000 metres, cruising.
Robert Bogucki survived 43 days lost in Australia's Great Sandy Desert before being rescued. While police called off the initial search after 15 days, believing him to have perished, family members hired specialist trackers to continue the search.
Australian hill walker Hayden Adcock failed to return from a solo trek in the Laos jungle during one of the most deadly monsoon seasons on record. After days of ground searches in horrific conditions, Adcock was pronounced missing - presumed dead.