But the low mountain temperatures which made Mrs Schoeman ill also helped to save her life, her doctor Eduard Argudo has said.
Schoeman told the network she doesn't remember any of what happened during those crucial six hours.
During the hike Mrs Schoeman began having trouble speaking and moving and fell unconscious. Furthermore, her condition worsened while waiting for emergency services and her husband believed that Schoeman was dead. "I was trying to feel for a pulse (but) my fingers were also numb".
When Mash finally arrived at the hospital almost five hours after the first signs of hypothermia started to set in, doctors explained at a press conference that she had no vital signs - there was no activity in her heart, kidneys or lungs.
"I'm hoping to go back before the end of next week", she said on Thursday. "But we knew that the severe hypothermia meant that we had a shot at saving her, thanks to the ECMO".
"If she had been in cardiac arrest for this long at a normal body temperature, she would be dead, " Argudo said.
A hiker who survived for six hours after her heart stopped in a snowstorm in the Spanish Pyrenees says "it's like a miracle" that she is still alive.
After getting caught in an unexpected snowstorm without a water-proof jacket, severe hypothermia set in and her body temperature dropped to around 18C (64.4F).
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Doctors used a machine that removed her blood, infused it with oxygen and then reintroduced it into her body, according to the BBC.
At around 9.45pm, her body temperature was warm enough for doctors to kickstart her heart by administrating an electric shock using a defibrillator.
The hospital said in a statement that Ms Marsh, a resident of Barcelona, still has not fully recovered feeling in her hands but will be able to return to work in coming days.
"We were very anxious about any neurological damage", he said.
"I didn't really know what was going on in my first day or two that I woke up in intensive care", she said.
"There are practically no cases of people whose hearts have stopped for so long and have been able to be revived".
But she added: "The more I learn and read about it, the more miraculous it seems that I have survived". She even plans to start hiking again in the spring.
"Amazing. It's like a miracle except that it's all because of the doctors", she told TV3.
"I don't want this to take away this hobby from me", she said.