Our survival instinct is what has kept us going through millennia. No matter what difficult situation we may face or what unexpected obstacles we experience in our journey through life, the human spirit has proven that it takes a lot before it breaks. We may sustain damage along the way, we may be inflicted with wounds and bruises, but as long as we have breath, we will press onward.
In this collection of stories by Will Cockrell and Peter Frick-Wright at Outside Online, we get to read and learn about the different ways people did to survive from the most shocking and unrelenting of situations.
It takes some of the most extreme situations to test our desperate desire to live.
(Image credit: Martin Wickstrom/Outside Mag)