Miracle in the Andes: 72 days on the mountain and my long trek home

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The harrowing personal story of the hero of the international bestseller Alive gives a day-by-day account of what happened during the 1972 Andes plane crash and its aftermath and shows how Parrado coped with the stresses; how he kept from giving up; and where he found strength to climb out alive.
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In the first hours there was nothing, no fear or sadness, just a black and perfect silence.

Nando Parrado was unconscious for three days before he woke to discover that the plane carrying his rugby team, as well as their family members and supporters, to an exhibition game in Chile had crashed somewhere deep in the Andes. He soon learned that many were dead or dying--among them his own mother and sister. Those who remained were stranded on a lifeless glacier at nearly 12,000 feet above sea level, with no supplies and no means of summoning help. They struggled to endure freezing temperatures, deadly avalanches, and then the devastating news that the search for them had been called off.

As time passed and Nando's thoughts turned increasingly to his father, who he knew must be consumed with grief, Nando resolved that he must get home or die trying. He would challenge the Andes, even though he was certain the effort would kill him, telling himself that even if he failed he would die that much closer to his father. It was a desperate decision, but it was also his only chance. So Nando, an ordinary young man with no disposition for leadership or heroism, led an expedition up the treacherous slopes of a snow-capped mountain and across forty-five miles of frozen wilderness in an attempt to find help.

Thirty years after the disaster Nando tells his story with remarkable candor and depth of feeling. Miracle in the Andes--a first person account of the crash and its aftermath--is more than a riveting tale of true-life adventure: it is a revealing look at life at the edge of death and a meditation on the limitless redemptive power of love.

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subject_facet Aircraft accident victims -- Uruguay -- Biography, Aircraft accidents -- Andes Region, Cannibalism -- Andes Region, Large type books, Parrado, Nando, -- 1949-, Survival
title_display Miracle in the Andes 72 days on the mountain and my long trek home
title_full Miracle in the Andes 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home, Miracle in the Andes [text (large print)] : 72 days on the mountain and my long trek home / by Nando Parrado
title_short Miracle in the Andes
title_sub 72 days on the mountain and my long trek home
topic_facet Aircraft accident victims, Aircraft accidents, Biography & Autobiography, Cannibalism, Large type books, Nonfiction, Parrado, Nando, Sports & Recreations, Survival