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

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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 suppo......more

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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.


From the Hardcover edition.

Nando Parrado lives in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Vince Rause lives in Pittsburgh.


From the Hardcover edition.

Author:
Parrado, Nando
Genre:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
291
Language:
English
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Publish Date:
05/22/2007
Copyright Year:
2006
ISBN:
9781400097692
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
0.6 lb
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  • True depth and insight!

    I especially enjoyed this book. The author is one of the survivors so he gave true accounts as to the details of that fateful journey home. I really appreciated the insight that the author expressed regarding his feelings and his beliefs. I loved this book. The movie ALIVE was also based on the true events and almost replicated every fact and detail. There were photos in the book too, I only wish there were more. Good book for young and old, male or female!

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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