Friday, 18 January 2008

Alive!

Found this on scrum.com - a ESPN account of the amazing story of the members of the Old Christians rugby club who survived a 72 day ordeal in the Andes after their plane crashed in the mountains in 1972.






The programme was made to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their rescue (and so, my keen mathematical mind informs me, must have been first broadcast last year).

The book and the movie Alive also recount this story - I've neither read the book nor seen the movie but certainly plan to do so in the not too distant future...

1 comment:

Nursedude said...

Flanker, it is a great book. The Espn story was really cool too, because in the end, the farmer who found a couple of the survivors and brought help to them ended up needing help himself. A few years ago he was crippled and needed a hip replacement. the guys on the Old Christians used their contacts and helped pay for the surgery in Chile for this guy. Talk about Karma...