Being young means having the chance to travel and learn about new people and locations worldwide. Some people want to remain in their own country, while others decide to travel to a faraway country or participate in a sport that challenges them to their limit.
Amelia Milling, who is deaf and twenty-one years old, is not afraid to put herself in tricky situations and recently opted to climb a mountain in Alaska.
But sadly, something went wrong, and as she fled the mountain, she fell hundreds of feet. Then, a rescue helicopter located her, but to everyone’s surprise, it turned out that she wasn’t alone.
Amelia Milling likes adventure. She has other hobbies besides going to the beach on vacation or playing games on her smartphone, like most people her age probably do.
Amelia decided to go on a hike in Alaska that would take place over three days, and at first, everything was going according to plan. Amelia, who is hard of hearing, began the trek up what was sometimes a large mountain, at which point everything went wrong.
Amelia’s posture was disrupted for some reason, and she ended up sliding down the slope of the snow-covered mountain. She had already slid more than 300 feet when she ran into a boulder, after which she began to slide for another 300 feet.
The 21-year-old was stranded on the mountain by herself. Fortunately, she suffered no broken bones and could continue walking after the accident. She had a serious issue, though.
Amelia was completely lost because she had fallen so far. She had no idea where she was. She had no idea where she was or where she was going and wondered what her choices were.
Amelia knew she was in serious trouble when she was freezing, and it had been more than 24 hours since she fell.
However, not long after that, Amelie experienced a shocking incident that made her heart skip a beat.
She saw what seemed to be a lone white wolf off in the distance. Amelia was concerned since she knew how wolves behaved when they met people.
Amelie was surprised that the white dog had a collar on as the dog got closer to her.
The husky, whose name is Nanook, had a collar with the word “guide” written on it, and he was a trail guide dog that worked on the mountain to find hikers who had become lost and bring them back to the trail. What else can we say other than we got lucky and found the perfect dog at the right moment?
Nanook had met Amelia and had a new task.
Amelia could find her feet with Nanook’s help, and he stayed by her side throughout the night to ensure she was never alone.
Amelia tried to cross a river the following day, but the powerful currents pulled her below.
Nanook was once again there for her. He grabbed her backpack strap and dragged her out of the freezing glacier water.
Amelia finally decided to push the GPS transmitter that she had so she could send a signal if anything went wrong.
After getting the signal, the local rescue agency knew it and sent a helicopter to find her.
When Alaska State Troopers arrived on the scene, Nanook followed them as they brought her to safety.
She insists that Nanook is her true hero even though the rescuers have taken her home.
“The dog was a real help,” police chief Eric Olsen told News.com. “He’s Alaska’s version of Lassie.”
The day’s hero was Nanook, and it seems that this wasn’t the first time the heroic dog had assisted a hiker on the mountain.
When Nanook’s owners heard about what he had done, they were amazed that he had gone far away from home.
Nevertheless, it seems that Nanook has touched lives before.
He once saved a kid swept up in the river’s current. What a wonderful puppy!
Watch the video to see Amelia and Nanook reunited and to hear Amelia’s account of the events:
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