This searingly honest and heroic man finally insisted on finding a way out of the tragedy described in "Alive". He also states that the whole group stayed and prayed for rescue far too long at the crash site. Strangest to me is that once safely on the other side of the mountain, he and his companion stopped to finish eating what they had in their bags, although I've never made an exposed bare-handed climb for days on end in their condition. Most amazing of all, the survivors met again in their 50's to play Rugby again.
The book "Alive" must be truly spectacular if it's better than Miracle in The Andes.