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Roberto Canessa is shown sitting beside Nando Parrado in the rescue helicopter. Canessa never made that trip; he was by that point so debilitated by the dysentery he had battled for much of the trek over the mountains that he could no longer walk.
In the movie, Nando Parrado gives one of the little red shoes, purchased by his mother for her grandchild, to Eduardo Strauch. In real life, he gave the shoe to Carlitos Páez.
In reality, the plane tail was ripped off by the torn-off right wing which had clipped a mountain peak before. In the movie, it's the tail clipping a mountain peak and then being ripped off.
When the avalanche first hits, the actors have clearly been swapped out for mannequins.
When the crew member offers tea to the pilots, they accept. But what the guy actually brings to them is "mate" a drink typical from South American (and especially Uruguay and Argentina), made from a tea-related plant. No actual Uruguayan or Argentinian would ever call it "tea".
Crew or equipment visible
When Antonio is scolding the others for eating all the rations, the reflections of several crew members, a lighting unit, and a mic are visible in one of the survivor's sunglasses.
At two different points, a safety cable can be seen attached to 3 of the actors. Once (at around 1 min) during one of the first expeditions to find the tail of the airplane there are 5 walking. The glacier collapses under the feet of the lead boy, leaving him dangling off the edge of a crevasse. The cable pulls up from the snow just under the actor as Canessa and the others pull him back up. The second time (at around 1h 45 mins) is when Canessa slides off a rock, just as they are reaching the top of the mountain. Nando attaches a safety belt from the Fairchild to his belt and Tin Tin braces himself to lower Nando to Canessa. The thin cable that is hooked to the actor who plays Canessa is partially buried in the snow and pulls up breaking the snow for an instant. You can also see this cable threaded through Nando's left leg of his pants. As the scenes shift, Tintin is sitting on it, and it's also snaked on Nando's left side against the mountain.
After the plane tail is gone, there are reflections of a studio light in a boy's glasses who sits in the last row. The sky is overcast so it couldn't be sunlight.
Errors in geography
The story takes place in the southern hemisphere. However, the sun orientation suggests that they are in the northern hemisphere. Based on what is being described as East and West in the movie, the sun should be slightly to the north during the day, but it's slightly to the south.
In the sequence that briefly shows the moon, the man in the moon image would be upside down since they're in the southern hemisphere, not right side up like in the northern hemisphere as it is shown.
Daniel Fernandez says 8 people died in the avalanche. While this is accurate to the true story, in the film, only 6 people die in the avalanche. Hugo Diaz survives the avalanche in the film and lives to be rescued, even though his real life counterpart, Diego Storm, died in the avalanche. The 8th victim, Juan Menendez, has no counterpart in the film.