What went right? A lot of things saved Horgan's life. She had a cell phone and a signal that enabled her to use it. She was dressed for winter weather, and she listened to her instincts to get out of the wind. "Under the conditions, had she not been able to find refuge from the wind, [as she was] prepared for only a day hike, [she] may have perished from the predictably unpredictable winter weather," Gralenski said.