Miracle In The Andes

Miracle In The Andes : 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home

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On 13 October 1972, the members of a top Uruguayan rugby team were flying over the Andes to play in Chile. Their plane crashed into a mountain and was stranded 11,000 feet up on an inhospitable glacier. Many died instantly in the crash, including the person sitting next to Nando, but others survived. They had almost no food or suitable equipment to withstand temperatures as low as -35C, and had to eat the bodies of their dead team-mates to survive. With the prospect only of a slow death, and no rescue likely, Nando and one of his friends set off on an impossible journey, walking and climbing for ten days in search of help. Finally, after 72 days, the 16 survivors wwere brought to safety. Parrado's unique viewpoint brings a new perspective to this remarkable story. His hugely inspirational tale shows how the strength of the human spirit, the close bond of friendship and faith can make you achieve the impossible. He explains how, once you realise you must surely die, no risk becomes too great. Above all, Parrado came to understand that the opposite of death wasn't life but love. And it was love, for his waiting father and the mother and sister who dcied in the crash, that saw him home.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 146 x 224 x 30mm | 499.99g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Export ed
  • Illustrations (some col.), maps
  • 0752871943
  • 9780752871943

About Nando Parrado

Nando Parrado, after surviving the Andes plane crash, has gone on to become a successful businessman and television producer and presenter. He speaks five languages, is a hugely successful lecturer around the world, and in his spare time races motorcycles and stock cars.show more

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