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

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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 Nandos 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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About the Author

Nando Parrado lives in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Vince Rause lives in Pittsburgh.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400097692
Author:
Parrado, Nando
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
With:
Rause, Vince
Contribution:
Rause, Vince
Author:
Various
Author:
Rause, Vince
Author:
Nando Parrado with Vince Rause
Subject:
General
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Aircraft accidents
Subject:
Aircraft accidents -- Andes Region.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
survival;non-fiction;adventure;andes;memoir;disaster;plane crash;autobiography;cannibalism;biography;uruguay;south america;tragedy;argentina;travel;mountains
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 32-PAGE BandW INSERT
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.94x6.90x.72 in. .60 lbs.

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