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

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

Nando Parrado, Vince Rause


within the first hours there has been not anything, no worry or disappointment, only a black and excellent silence.

Nando Parrado used to be subconscious for 3 days sooner than he woke to find that the airplane sporting his rugby group, in addition to their relations and supporters, to an exhibition video game in Chile had crashed someplace deep within the Andes. He quickly realized that many have been lifeless or dying—among them his personal mom and sister. those that remained have been stranded on a dull glacier at approximately 12,000 toes above sea point, without provides and no technique of summoning support. They struggled to undergo freezing temperatures, lethal avalanches, after which the devastating information that the hunt for them were known as off.

As time handed and Nando’s recommendations grew to become more and more to his father, who he knew has to be ate up with grief, Nando resolved that he needs to get domestic or die making an attempt. He may problem the Andes, even supposing he used to be sure the hassle may kill him, telling himself that no matter if he failed he may die that a lot towards his father. It used to be a determined choice, however it used to be additionally his basically probability. So Nando, a typical younger guy with out disposition for management or heroism, led an day trip up the treacherous slopes of a snow-capped mountain and throughout forty-five miles of frozen wasteland in an try to locate support.

Thirty years after the catastrophe Nando tells his tale with awesome candor and intensity of feeling. Miracle within the Andes—a first individual account of the crash and its aftermath—is greater than a riveting story of true-life experience: it's a revealing examine lifestyles on the fringe of demise and a meditation at the unlimited redemptive energy of love.

From the Hardcover edition.

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