Dr. Peter Baciewicz of Seattle, who got lost on a solo hike and had to spend two nights on Mount Adams before a rescue team found him, talked Wednesday about the errors he made and his realization that "any little thing that goes wrong can really turn into a grave problem very quickly."
The 55-year-old, a cardiologist at The Polyclinic in Seattle, was found on Mount Adams Tuesday night, two days after he failed to return from his scheduled trip. He had only minor injuries.
The physician was found on the southwest side of Mount Adams near the Morse's Creek area. Authorities said he was tired and had only minor bumps and bruises.
Baciewicz talks about his experience in the video report.
Baciewicz's climbing partner reported him missing Sunday night, saying they had separated as planned at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and hadn’t seen each other after that. The climbing partner, who was more experienced than Baciewicz, said Baciewicz had planned to scout out the Lunch Counter area while he made a summit attempt.
At 6:54 p.m. Sunday, the climber called authorities to say he had returned to the Cold Spring trailhead, but his hiking friend, Baciewicz, had not returned.
Baciewicz ended up spending two nights on the mountain, but authorities said weather conditions were mild Sunday night and Monday night.