On Dec. 22, 1972, the world discovered that 16 of the 45 passengers of the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 that crashed in the Andes 70 days earlier were still alive. Pedro Algorta has never spoken of his experience, but now he breaks his silence of over 40 years and gives a first-hand account of one of the most incredible stories of human survival and team spirit.
Pedro delves into how he personally lived those 70 days in the cordillera, the day-to-day struggle to survive, and how with difficulty, a lot of hard work, and strong team spirit the group created a survival machine in the mountains. Each one of us has our own mountain — our own story — and understanding it helps us make sense of our path in life and to see the way ahead. We are all capable of surviving our Andes.