Posted: Feb 27, 2010 8:51 AM by Associated Press
A snowboarder who survived three days in the Colorado backcountry with a single energy bar for food says he feels well and is ready to return to the slopes Sunday.
Forty-two-year-old Wayne Alexander Brown said Friday he'll be more careful next time and will take along his new avalanche beacon and an extra energy bar.
Brown says he became disoriented in a whiteout at the Wolf Creek Ski Area on Saturday and didn't realize he had wandered out-of-bounds. He was weak when a helicopter crew rescued him on Tuesday, but he didn't need to be hospitalized.
Brown says he has bruised ribs from falling when he tried to snowboard past a waterfall and has some tingling in his fingers andtoes. But he says he didn't get frostbite and is otherwise unscathed.