sadie6 (sadie6) wrote in andes_survivors,

Clearly no one is very active in this community but I just found it so I thought I would post anyway in case anyone still reads it...

I have been interested (or shall we say obsessed?) with the Andes Survivors' story for half of my life. I was lucky enough to find out about an expedition to the actual crash site with Eduardo Strauch a couple of years ago. I went, had the most amazing time (there are not words to express what it meant to me) and have gone back again one more time since. I have since spent time with Eduardo and his family and have met 11 out of the 16 survivors through my friendship with Eduardo. I am so blessed to have gotten to know him and to have him in my life. His/their story is such a powerful one and has influenced my life in more ways than I could ever describe. But I'm sure that's true for anyone who is/was a member of this community.

Sorry to see that it is not really an active community, as I would love to hear other people's stories about what the Andes Survivors have meant to them.
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wow, that's amazing...i can only imagine what that experience must have been like. i got into the story sometime after the movie came out...i was probably about 13 at the time. i remember i had the the video, the soundtrack, and an alive poster on my wall. i read the piers paul read book several times and have read nando's book recently...i still don't think i have heard a more heroic story about human endurance since. it amazes me still.
That's about when I got into the story too - after I saw the movie. It is still such a powerful story.

If you are interested in my stories about the trips you are welcome to check them out on my journal. You can click on my Andes tag but you'll have to scroll all the way back to the beginning to read them in order. I blogged about the whole experience and there are lots of pictures!