Nando Parrado

Nando Parrado is one of the survivors of the dramatic aeroplane crash on 13 October 1972 when a plane carrying a Uruguayan old boy’s rugby team over the Andes lost its bearings in bad weather and crashed in the remote mountains. Despite spending 74 days on a glacier at 18000 ft, without suitable clothing, training, equipment or supplies and against all odds Nando walked out of the mountains to raise the alarm to save his stranded companions.

Nando now lives in Montevideo, Uruguay and has rebuilt his life to become a very successful businessman. He is the owner of a cable television channel, he produces six television programmes and he also runs family businesses in the United States and Europe.

Nando talks candidly about his experiences in the Andes and how it has affected him. He offers audiences a very close and personal account of the events after the crash and explains how camaraderie and relationships are the key to survival.

Audiences are deeply moved by Nando’s emotional and inspirational presentations. With impeccable delivery he captivates and amazes everybody with his incredible story.