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Action Photography Contest Winners:
Round I

Photo: Snowboarding Tahoe

Presenting the first winners
in our Action Photography
by National Geographic
photographer Bill Hatcher.
Photo contest winners

Alive! Then & Now
Photo: Alive crash site

Experience the first
expedition to retrace the
Alive Andes escape route
with our 3-D, interactive
map, survivor audio interviews, and trek  photographs.

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Alive Escape Route Expedition Photo Gallery
Experience the retracing of the Alive escape trek, led by Ricardo Peña, with expedition photos from Contributing Editor James Vlahos.
Photo: River rafting
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In 1972 it probably would have been easier for the survivors to hike east instead of west to escape, but they would have faced several turbulent river channels. They run so fast and deep that we used rafts to cross them safely.
—Contributing Editor James Vlahos

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