A 78-year-old woman has revealed the strange survival techniques that kept her alive during a snowstorm.
Zigi Georges, from Queensland, lit a rescue beacon when she was trapped in a snowstorm near Charlotte Pass in the Kosciuszko National Park in NSW last Friday.
Knowing that the rescue could be hours away, Georges did the only thing he knew that would keep her warm and alive. She danced.
Zigi Georges (pictured) has revealed that she danced to stay warm when she was caught in a snowstorm
The avid photographer was making her way near Charlotte's pass in the Mount Kosciuszko National Park (pictured) when the weather returned and took her by surprise
In a Facebook post detailing his survival, Georges says he used "a dance routine and song". and rhythmic breathing that he learned doing yoga to generate heat.
She said she knew she needed to "stay active, keep breathing."
An avid photographer, Georges quickly lost track of time and was caught in a snowstorm.
She took refuge next to a few blocks near an old chairlift, blocking herself by the wind.
He dug his feet in the snow, forming a small "cave" and hoping that his lighthouse would have been helpful.
Back at Pygmy Possum Lodge, three rescuers were preparing to make their way in the snow to help her.
In the picture with her rescuers Richard Mason, Dr. Dan Ewald and John Robert, Mrs. Georges opted for a hot shower instead of medical attention when she returned to the cabin
Richard Mason, Dr. Dan Ewald and John Robert left the cabin about three hours after getting caught, knowing they had to bring her back before nightfall.
The trio finally found it, despite a deviation of 400 meters from its lighthouse.
Dr. Ewald used a snowboard to trace a path through the ice, making it easier to bring it back when they met the elderly dancer.
When they got the old woman athletic back to the camp, she declined a trip to the hospital, instead of opting for a hot shower.
She has taken the opportunity to warn others to be attentive to the mountain climate.
Do not assume. Do not obsess over photography, as I did, with the exclusion of noticing the worsening of the weather until it is almost too late to even help myself, "he wrote.
Dr. Ewald used a snowboard to carve a path back to the cabin (pictured) when they met the elderly ballerina
She also said that from now on, she will go hiking with others.