This is your gateway to a wealth of information regarding the Andes Survivors.
Here you will find more information about the story itself, Ricardo Peña's work with the survivors since 2005 and the current expeditions to the historic site with survivor Eduardo Strauch. You will also find photos of all our past expeditions to the site.
If you want to know more about the crash of the Fairchild 571, one of the world's greatest survival stories where 16 people endured 72 days trapped on a high glacier in the middle of the Andes without food, proper clothing or any mountain knowledge, check out The story of the Andes Survivors. In this section you will find a brief summary as well as a very detailed account of the story.
On Ricardo Peña's connection to the Andes Survivors you can read and see photos about his surprising discovery high in the Andes, on February 12, 2005, of survivor Eduardo Strauch's coat and documents. This discovery would be the beginning of a great friendship between Eduardo and Ricardo with incredible ramifications including, among many, our current expeditions to the site! You can read about Ricardo's exploratory expeditions to the site including the two National Geographic expeditions he led, one of which was the first one and only to date to repeat the escape across the Andes as done by Fernando Parrado and Roberto Canessa. The second NG expedition page features a previously unpublished article by National Geographic writer James Vlahos.
You will find the only photos that document Nando and Roberto's expedition as well as photos of all the fascinating discoveries that Ricardo has made in the last 7 years. Also in this section read and see behind the scenes photos of Ricardo's involvement with several documentaries about the Andes Story including the latest: History Channel's: I Am Alive: Surviving the Andes Plane Crash. You can watch the documentary here.
On the Andes Survivors Expeditions section you will find all the details to our trips where you can join survivor Eduardo Strauch and Ricardo Peña on an incredible journey to the historic site. There is info on the itinerary, gear, price and sign up details as well as a great video that shows you our whole expedition. In the second section you can find photos from all the previous expeditions with Eduardo. Every expedition has a dedicated page of photos. We invite all past participants to view, share and comment on the photos from these great trips!
Expeditions to the site with Survivor Eduardo Strauch and Ricardo Peña
-Join us on our 2017 Expedition
-see 5 min video of the expedition
-Strauch's coat discovery
-National Geographic expedition I: First re-tracing of the escape expedition.
-NG Expedition II: Finding the tail and bringing Eduardo back to the glacier.
-The documentaries and latest discoveries
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