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Nando Parrado
Andes map
The Andes are the second highest mountain chain in the world.

Stephen Sackur talks to Nando Parrado, who survived the 1972 Andean aircrash

In October 1972 a charter plane carrying a Uruguayan rugby team bound for Chile crashed high in the Andes mountains.

For more than two months the survivors kept themselves alive by eating the flesh of those killed in the crash.

Nando Parrado survived that ordeal.

Thirty four years on, does his remarkable story have lessons for us all?

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