Alive

by Piers Paul Read
List(s):"Extreme Classics"
Category: "Crime and Disaster (non-fiction)"
Pages:318
Year of Publication:1974
Date Added:08/09/2006
Date Read:07/01/1974
Notes:Subtitle: The Story of the Andes Survivors

On October 12, 1972, an Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying a team of rugby players crashed in the remote snowy peaks of the Andes. Ten weeks later, only sixteen of the forty-five passengers were found alive. This is the story of those ten weeks spent in the shelter of the plane's fuselage without food and with scarcely any hope of a rescue. The survivors protected and helped one another, and came to the difficult conclusion that to live meant doing the unimaginable. Confronting nature at its most furious, two brave young men risked their lives to hike through the mountains looking for help — and ultimately found it.
My Rating: 7

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