13 October 1972. Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, carrying a team of young rugby players, their families and friends, took off for the very last time. A deadly miscalculation saw F571 crash directly into the Andean mountains to devastating consequences: the body of the plane broke violently into two, its floor torn to smithereens; seats flew out of the air taking passengers with them. In the weeks that followed, the remaining people who were on board – the snow society – emerged to fight a dire, gruelling battle for survival. Waiting for a rescue team that didn’t arrive, the survivors became fewer and fewer in numbers. Stranded alone on a glacier, they had to face brutal temperatures, lethal avalanches and the loss of friends and family with no access to supplies, food or water. Journalist Pablo Vierci recounts the unsettling stories of the 16 survivors in intimate detail.
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Author Pablo Vierci Published by Constable ISBN 9781408716373 EAN 9781408716373 Bic Code BTP|B|BG Cover Hardback