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Miracle In The Andes

Miracle In The Andes

When Nando Parrado took off on a flight from Uruguay to Chile with his rugby team-mates, he was looking forward to an enjoyable weekend break, and had invited his mother and sister along for the trip. Then disaster struck, as their plane crashed into a mountain. Miraculously, many of the passengers survived, but Nando’s family died and he was unconscious for three days.

Stranded 11,000 feet up on an inhospitable glacier, the survivors had almost no food or suitable equipment to withstand temperatures as low as -40C. Meagre supplies rapidly diminished, and soon they heard on the radio that the search for them had been called off. It was then that they realised the only food for miles around was the bodies of their dead friends…

In a final, desperate bid for safely, Nando and one of his friends set off on an impossible journey, climbing 17,000 feet-high mountains, facing death at every step. Finally, on the twelfth day of their journey, and 72 days after the crash, they saw a hill farmer and the survivors found rescue.

Read by Nando Parrado and Josh Davis

(p) 2006 Orion Publishing Group
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Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure

On Sale: 18th May 2006

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9780752885728

Reviews

His story is awesome. It is also enthralling, inspirational and an impressive testimony to one man's unquenchable instinct for survival and to the amazing resilience of the human spirit
Daily Mail
Given up for dead after an air crash in the Andes in 1972, Nando Parrado not only survived but showed the strength and determination that saved his own life and that of his fifteen friends. Now he gives his own account of his ordeal -enthralling, enlightening, modest, and moving. An impressive testimony to what love can achieve
Piers Paul Read, author of <i>Alive</i>
An utterly compelling read
Sunday Express
Far and away the best book I've read this year is Miracle in the Andes by Nando Parrado, survivor and rescuer of the others who lived by desperate means through the horrific 1972 Andes plane crash
Publishing News
This book not only reveals the lengths to which humans will go to survive, it makes you question your own strengths and weaknesses ... [This] dramatic story is moving, powerful and riveting
Daily Express
Miracle in the Andes is an astonishing account of an unimaginable ordeal. In straightforward, staggeringly honest prose, Nando Parrado tells us what it took - and what it actually felt like - to survive high in the Andes 72 days after having been given up for dead. If you pick this book up, you will not be able to put it down
Jon Krakauer, author of <i>Into Thin Air</i>
Fantastic - it's the most emotional book I've ever read
Sir Jackie Stewart