A little history: forty years of the popular accident known as the miracle of the Andes, which occurred on October 13, 1972, where flight 571 of the Uruguayan air force with 45 crew members carrying the rugby team Old Christians towards Chile, crashed in the Andes in Mendoza, Argentina, at 2600 meters. Twelve people died from the fall, those who survived had to endure among other things to the fearsome mountain, temperatures of up to 30 degrees below zero during the nights and hunger, since they had to survive with little food reserves possessed while they waited to be rescued, but that hope was shattered when they learned through a radio that the search had been abandonedgave them for dead. 800 Metres from the aircraft in an area without risk of avalanches, they dug a great hole. There were burial to the victims of the accident, erected an altar with stones and placed an iron cross which still reads the world to their brothers URUGUAYANS and by the Another fence, OH God, side of it. Physically exhausted in the absence of food were forced to eat the bodies of their fellow dead to continue subsisting.
They were endless days, threatened by avalanches of snow, typical of this area of high peaks, two bad decided to depart in search of help and cross the huge mountains to reach Chile. So after spending 72 endless days, on December 22, 1972 they were rescued. A cruise to los Andes in commemoration of the 40 years of adventure travel agencies and exotic travel have created travel packages to Argentina and Chile ideal for adventurers who want to travel to the Cordillera de Los Andes and journey as horseback riding activities, make trekking and adventure, then rest in camps, then continue on the route towards the 4 thousand metres where the crash site is locatedmarked by a cross. A place surrounded by glaciers, volcanoes and an impressive landscape of the cordillera of the Andes, in the province of Mendoza. No doubt a trip adventure where you will meet a flor de piel a real part of this incredible and miraculous story.