Miracle in the Andes 5xCD - 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home

By: Nando Parrado

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Miracle in the Andes 5xCD - 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home by Nando Parrado
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Orion Audio: Orion Publishing Group, 2006. The mountains, for all their power, were not stronger than my attachment to my father. They could not crush my ability to love. I felt a moment of calmness and clarity of mind I discovered as a simple astounding secret. Death has an opposite, but the opposite is not mere living. It is not courage or faith or human will. The opposite of death is love. How had I missed that? Love is our only weapon. For a brief, magical moment, all my fears lifted, and I knew that I would not let death control me. I could walk through the godforsaken country that separated me from my home with love and hope in my heart. I would walk until I had walked all the life out of me and when I fell I would die that much closer to my fatherOn 13 October 1972, the members of a top Uruguayan rugby team were flying over the Andes to play in Chile. Their plane crashed into a mountain and was stranded 11,000 feet up on an inhospitable glacier. Many died instantly in the crash, including the person sitting next to Nando, but others survived. They had almost no food or suitable equipment to withstand temperatures as low as-35C, and had to eat the bodies of dead team-mates to survive. With the prospect only of a slow death, and no rescue likely, Nando and one of his friends set off on an impossible journey, walking and climbing for ten days in search of help. Finally, after 72 days, the 16 survivors were brought to safety.Parrado's unique viewpoint brings a new perspective to this remarkable story. His hugely inspirational tale shows how the stren<p>. CD-Audio. New.

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