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Miracle In The Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home by [Parrado, Nando]
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In 1972, a plane carrying a Uruguayan rugby team and their families and supporters to an exhibition game in Chile crashed in the Andes. Parrado was one of the survivors, and he tells the story of their 72 days struggling against freezing weather and dangerous avalanches. The author's mother and sister were among those killed in the crash. Parrado was unconscious for three days, but after two months he set out on a 10-day journey in subzero cold to seek help. He describes how he and two other survivors climbed up the slopes and then back down: oxygen-starved bodies, dehydration, loose rocks, patches of ice, and a feeling of hopelessness. The survivors who had been left on the mountain were rescued by helicopter crews. It is an amazing story of bravery and courage. George Cohen
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""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 for 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 "Under the Banner of Heaven," "Into Thin Air," and "Into the Wild"
"Unlike the cloud that obscured the mountainside, there is no haze enshrouding the meaning of life for Nando Parrado. It was in the love for his father that Nando found the motivation to survive for over two months on a Chilean glacier. As he makes his unbelievable traverse of the Andes, Nando also demonstrates the depth of his courage, faith, and perseverance that help him later transform his losses into a source of inspiration for others. Connecting our struggles to his, we readers can use Nando as our beacon and see that there is a way out of our 'own personal Andes.'" --Aron Ralston, author of "Between a Rock and a Hard Place"
"Nando Parrado's haunting experience in the Andes--grippingly, honestly, and insightfully told--ranks with the most dramatic survival stories of the last two centuries." --Peter Stark, author of "Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure"
""Miracle in the Andes" is an extraordinary book. Everybody's philosophical hypotheticals were Nando Parrado's real life experiences. Would I survive an aircrash? Could I eat human flesh? Would a horrific and life-threatening event affect my religious beliefs? In the end, this account benefits enormously from the maturity that time allows. It is a beautifully written and moving story." --PeterHillary, author of "In the Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent on the Edge"
"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 "Alive"

"From the Hardcover edition."

" "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 for 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 "Under the Banner of Heaven," "Into Thin Air," and "Into the Wild"
" Unlike the cloud that obscured the mountainside, there is no haze enshrouding the meaning of life for Nando Parrado. It was in the love for his father that Nando found the motivation to survive for over two months on a Chilean glacier. As he makes his unbelievable traverse of the Andes, Nando also demonstrates the depth of his courage, faith, and perseverance that help him later transform his losses into a source of inspiration for others. Connecting our struggles to his, we readers can use Nando as our beacon and see that there is a way out of our ' own personal Andes.' " -- Aron Ralston, author of "Between a Rock and a Hard Place"
" Nando Parrado's haunting experience in the Andes-- grippingly, honestly, and insightfully told-- ranks with the most dramatic survival stories of the last two centuries." -- Peter Stark, author of "Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure"
" "Miracle in the Andes" is an extraordinary book. Everybody's philosophical hypotheticals were Nando Parrado's real life experiences. Would I survive an aircrash? Could I eat human flesh? Would a horrific and life-threatening event affect my religious beliefs? In the end, thisaccount benefits enormously from the maturity that time allows. It is a beautifully written and moving story." -- Peter Hillary, author of "In the Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent on the Edge"
" 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 "Alive"

"From the Hardcover edition."


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10482 KB
  • Print Length: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Orion; New Ed edition (1 March 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002UPVVM4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
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