I lived in Argentina in San Juan when it happened. I remember when my dad came in and told us they had found the guys like it was yesterday...I was 9. Then the newspapers came out....
If they had walked the other way, instead of towards Chile, they would have ended up in my city.
I've seen Alive several times, read the books more times than I remember and seen Los Supervivientes de los Andes.
So cool that you made a community.