Alive by Piers Paul Read This is the amazing story of survival high in the Andes after a charter plane crashes in the snow. The plane carries 45 people at the time of the crash – 16 living survivors are eventually rescued. Ultimately two of the survivors have to climb over a steep pass and hike miles to gain access to below the snow line.
This is after living in what’s left of the plane after 10 weeks This story has also been made into a full length motion picture, but in our opinion, the book is superior to the movie. This story is human endurance to the extreme.