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 were brought to safety.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 126 x 138 x 24mm | 199.58g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • 0752875124
  • 9780752875125

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'fascinating and very, very moving... well worth a listen.' -- Leanne Wright YOURS SPECIAL 'staggering' -- Rachel Redford THE OLDIE 'Parrado tells it from the inside - and, with the oily piousness of the ALIVE version cleaned away, the immediacy of this 30-something-years-old story is extraordinary. In fact, it's up there with Al Lansing's classic account of Shackleton in the Antarctic, ENDURANCE, as one of the very best real-life, boy's-own, cliffhanging adventures of our times; and Parado comes across as the sort of guy who'd be good to out for a drink with. A DRINK, I said...' -- Arminta Wallace THE IRISH TIMESshow more

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. 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. Josh Davis is an actor, singer, and narrator and has performed in numerous theatre productions in the USA. Recent roles have included Jamie in "The Last Five Years", Dennis in Kenneth Lonnergan's "This Is Our Youth" and Billy Bigelow in "Carousel". You can also hear Davis' voice in numerous documentaries for the Discovery Channel.show more

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4 37% (4,588)
3 16% (1,945)
2 2% (259)
1 1% (92)
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