(KING) -- Two snowboarders stranded on Washington's Mount Rainier are safe and warm after spending two nights in freezing conditions on the mountain.
Rescuers reached Derek Tyndall, 21, and Thomas "Goober" Dale, 20, early Tuesday morning.
By afternoon, the two made their way down the mountain, where happy family members and friends were waiting.
They said all they needed to survive was each other and a positive attitude.
"It was just a matter of that will power and wanting to survive, finding that thing to look forward to really kept me going," said Dale.
"The first night we were pretty good because we were in the crevasse/cave thing," said Tyndall. "We had our snowboards blocking the northeast wind. The second night was a little bit more difficult."
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