AOT #44: Nando Parrado Podcasts Miracle in the Andes
Nando Parrado survived 72 days in the Andes mountains after a plane, carrying him and his rugby teammates, crashed into the wintery mountains. Miracle in the Andes is his story, told for the first time since the accident 34 years ago.
In 1972, a plane carrying a Uruguayan rugby team crashed in the Andes. Nando Parrado, one of the survivors of the crash, tells his story in Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home, and for the first time discusses how and why he survived. Piers Paul Read wrote, “Given up for dead after an air crash…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.”