|On Friday 13th October of 1972, an Uruguayan plane, which was
carrying 45 passengers to Chile, most of whom were students and rugby
players, crashed in the Andes Mountains.
Twelve of the people died in the crash. The survivors not only had to
withstand the hunger and the fearful Mountains, but also 30 degree-below-zero
temperatures during the night.
They tried to survive with the scarce food reserves they had until being
rescued, but they lost their hope when heard that the search had ceased on
Desperate owing to the lack of food and physically exhausted, they were
forced to feed themselves on their death partners to keep on living.
Finally fed up with the extremely low temperatures and the avalanche
threats, as well as anguished by the continuos deaths of their partners
and the bad rescue prospects, two of them decided to cross the huge
mountains to reach Chile.
On 22nd of December of 1972, after being isolated for 72 days, the World
found out and knew there were 16 survivors that beat Death in the Andes