Wednesday September 23, 2020

The ultimate survivor

It is a sunny May afternoon in Dublin, and Nando Parrado is forcing me to imagine where I will be in mid-August, in 72 days’ time.

3rd June, 2006

It is a sunny May afternoon in Dublin, and Nando Parrado is forcing me to imagine where I will be in mid-August, in 72 days’ time. That is how long Parrado spent lost in the Andes in the winter of 1972, when the plane carrying his rugby team crashed between Uruguay and Chile.

���‘Here you are at the end of May,” he counts on his fingers.

‘‘June, July, August - where are you going...

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