Nando Parrado

Nando Parrado

Person
Person Less

Nando Parrado

to get instant updates about 'Nando Parrado' on your MyPage. Meet other similar minded people. Its Free!

X 

All Updates


Description:
Fernando "Nando" Seler Parrado Dolgay (born December 9, 1949) is one of the sixteen Uruguayan survivors of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, which crashed in the Andes mountains on October 13, 1972. After spending two months trapped in the mountains with the other crash survivors, he, along with Roberto Canessa, climbed through the Andes mountains over a 10 day period to find help. His efforts, supported in various ways by the entire group, have been recognized through books and other media. He was portrayed by Ethan Hawke in the 1993 feature film Miracle in The Andes.

Background

Parrado was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, to Seler and Eugenia Parrado, the second of three children, with an older sister, Graciela, and a younger sister, Susana or "Susy". He graduated from the Stella Maris College and played for their alumni rugby team, Old Christians Club.

At the time of the Andes crash, he was a university student. In his 2006 book, 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home, Nando Parrado comments on his life in the days immediately prior to the Andes:

Parrado also states in Miracle in the Andes that after he returned from the mountains, he gave up his studies. Still coping with the loss of his sister, Susy, and their mother, Parrado drifted for a period of time. Initially, Parrado helped out in his father's business, though he was interested in the...
Read More

No feeds found

All
Posting your question. Please wait!...


About

Person
No messages found
Suggested Pages
Tell your friends >
about this page
 Create a new Page
for companies, colleges, celebrities or anything you like.Get updates on MyPage.
Create a new Page
 Find your friends
  Find friends on MyPage from