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Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors Characters & Character Analysis

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Important People

Roberto Canessa

Roberto Canessa was one of the two survivors to walk out of the cordillera in search of help. Along with Fernando, he hiked for ten days over multiple mountains to find civilization. Prior to this hike, Canessa survived inside the cabin of the Fairchild for approximately two months. The conditions inside the fuselage were primitive at best. They had no food or protection. The survivors persevered by eating the frozen bodies of those who perished. This was not an easy task, but it was necessary. It was Canessa who brought this to the attention of the group and ate the first piece of flesh. His mind had to conquer his physical revulsion and swallowing was difficult. After doing this, he was convinced that he had the will to survive. The others admired his determination, but he was not always easy to like. At home Canessa had...

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