Out of the Silence: After the Crash

Out of the Silence: After the Crash Details

A personal story of survival, hope, and spiritual awakening in the face of unspeakable tragedy.

It’s the unfathomable modern legend that has become a testament to the resilience of the human spirit: the 1972 Andes plane crash and the Uruguayan rugby teammates who suffered seventy-two days among the dead and dying. It was a harrowing test of endurance on a snowbound cordillera that ended in a miraculous rescue. Now comes the unflinching and emotional true story by one of the men who found his way home.

Four decades after the tragedy, a climber discovered survivor Eduardo Strauch’s wallet near the memorialized crash site and returned it to him. It was a gesture that compelled Strauch to finally “break the silence of the mountains.”

In this revelatory and rewarding memoir, Strauch withholds nothing as he reveals the truth behind the life-changing events that challenged him physically and tested him spiritually, but would never destroy him. In revisiting the horror story we thought we knew, Strauch shares the lessons gleaned from far outside the realm of rational learning: how surviving on the mountain, in the face of its fierce, unforgiving power and desolate beauty, forever altered his perception of love, friendship, death, fear, loss, and hope.

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  • Brenda

    Eduardo Strauch was one of the team of Uruguayan rugby players flying to Chile in 1972 when the Douglas Fairchild aircraft they were travelling in crashed in the Andes; a snowy cordillera they later f...

  • Fishface

    This is the 5th book I've read about the Andes crash and all I want is more. In some ways this memoir was the most intriguing yet. Strauch takes a very philosophical tack in talking about the events t...

  • Mandy

    Any survivor of that dreadful and unforgettable crash in the Andes deserves our sympathy, respect and admiration. However, I found this memoir too fractured to fully engage me. It jumps about in time ...

  • Jammin Jenny

    This story was a very interesting account of the plane crash in the Andes with the Rugby team. It was pretty horrific at times the things they went through. It was interesting reading though. I hope I...

  • OjoAusana

    AmazingA really fascinating book and just overall amazing thing to survive. This book is very interesting and im looking forward to seeing the movie and reading more on this. ...

  • Maureen Grigsby

    This is a moving memoir of one of the survivors of the rugby team air crash in 1972. He discusses the event, of course, the 2 months they survived in the mountains, their unlikely rescue, and the afte...

  • Jennifer

    The only background for this story was that when I was younger, I had seen the movie Alive, which is based off the Andes plane crash Eduardo Strauch survived. I was surprised at how intimate this memo...

  • Janice

    In 1972, a flight carrying a rugby team crashed into the mountains in the Andes. Sixteen people survived 72 days atop the mountain before they were rescued. After 40 years, Eduardo Strauch Urioste rec...

  • Victoria Carney

    I really loved this book. I find memoirs to be very fascinating. Eduardo’s writing style is a bit choppy and difficult to follow at times, however that mimics traumatic and spiritual memory to me so...

  • Allison Sesame

    This was my first time reading about the 1972 Andes plane crash. It was a little disjointed and, beyond the author, I did not really get a good sense for the other survivors. I wish it had been somewh...