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Roberto Canessa

An "Alive" Andes Hero Gives Thanks, and Thoughts

Ximena Ortiz | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Ximena Ortiz

Leading into the Thanksgiving season, something in the bareness of the trees and drop in temperature made me think of my cousin, Roberto Canessa, one of the two "Alive" survivors that climbed a 14,774-foot headwall to save himself, his friends and, he explained on the phone, his mother waiting in Uruguay.

Hope for the Holidays: Still "Alive" 40 Years Later

Nando Parrado | Posted 12.12.2012 | World
Nando Parrado

When I was at the top of an 18,000-foot peak with Roberto Canessa, looking at the vast scenery of snowy peaks surrounding us, we knew we were going to die. There was absolutely no way out.