Nando Parrado: leader of the miracle in Los Andes

Nando Parrado is the leader of the famous plane crash survival story in the Andes mountains in 1972. He is a successful businessman, sportsman and television producer. Nando is also an internationally renowned speaker who unlocks potential and excellence in the workplace and everyday life. In 2010, he was selected as “Best Speaker in the World” by the World Business Forum (New York).


Nando Parrado began to speak about his experiences in the Andes in 1992, when he was invited to address the Young President’s Organization. After speaking to several multi-national companies, he transformed himself into one of the most unique speakers in the world. He has spoken to audiences in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.


In October 1972, a plane carrying a Uruguayan rugby team crashed in the Andes. Not immediately rescued, the survivors turned to cannibalism to survive, and were saved after 72 days. Survivor, and rugby team member Nando Parrado has written a beautiful story of friendship, tragedy and perseverance. In the Andes, with a fractured skull, eating the flesh of his teammates and friends, Parrado calmly ponders the cruelties of fate, the power of the natural world and the possibility of continued existence in his book, Miracle in the Andes.

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