On October 12, 1972, a plane carrying a team of young rugby players crashed into the remote, snow-peaked Andes. Out of the forty-five original passengers and crew, only sixteen made it off the mountain alive. For ten excruciating weeks they suffered deprivations beyond imagining, confronting nature head-on at its most furious and inhospitable. And to survive, they were forced to do what would have once been unthinkable …
This is their story — one of the most astonishing true adventures of the twentieth century.
“A GREAT BOOK … AN INCREDIBLE SAGA. Read’s accomplishment in recording a struggle both physical and spiritual is superb.”– “Philadelphia Inquirer””THIS BOOK WILL EXCITE YOU, shock you, at times revolt you, but you are not likely to forget it.”– “John Barkham Reviews””A classic in the literature of survival.”– “Newsweek”
About the Author
Paul Piers Read is the author of numerous, critically acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction, including A Patriot in Berlin (1996), Ablaze: The Story of the Heroes and Victims of Chernobyl (1993), On the Third Day (1989), and A Season in the West (1989). Mr. Read lives in London