Alive in the Andes - Following the Steps of the Survivors 45 years later!

Alive in the Andes
Vital signs, geo-location and more – every second!

We are pleased to announce that WiCis-Sports ( and Iridium ( are partnering with Benegas Brothers Expeditions (, to retrace the  footsteps of the survivors of the Andes accident almost five decades ago when rugby team's plane crashed in the Cordillera between Argentina and Chile in 1972. "Alive" movie, 1993: (IMDB) 

Forty-five years after the accident in which their plane crashed in the Andes and with only 16 of the 45 passengers having survived, At least one of the survivors, will embark on this new adventure to retrace the steps of the group, starting this October 27.

While the survivors of the crash spent over 72 days without communications, this time the expedition will be using the I-Streme solution from WiCis. The solution monitors personal vital signs, exact geo-location data, SOS, pictures, and text messages in real-time. This data will be shared every second over the Iridium satellite network using an Iridium GO! device to be viewed from any browser around the world, connecting the expedition to the rest of the world live.

The I-Streme solution has previously been used in expeditions in the Himalayas and K2, and has been tested by the military in various parts of the world.  I-Streme is the ideal solution today to monitor the condition and safety of climbers, patients and soldiers in real-time, from anywhere.

Day 1:       Oct 27 Meet in Malargue
Day 2:       Oct 28 Malargue
Day 3:       Oct 29- Transfer to Sosneado
Day 4:       Oct 30-31:  Hotel Abandonado del Sosneado or Refugio Sole
Day 5-6:    Nov 1-2:  Trek to Base at 2,600 River Atuel - Arroyo Barroso
Day 7-8:    Nov 3-4:  Valle de las Lagrimas 3,650/High Camp Plane - 2 days here.
Day 9:       Nov 5:  Glaciar Lagrimas
Day 10       Nov 6: Paso Las Lagrimas
Day 11       Nov 7: Barroso Creek
Day 12       Nov 8:  Malargue
Day 13       Nov 9:  Flight Out

Live link to Willie Benegas' data:



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