The conclusion that will be found is that any human being will do whatever it takes to guarantee their own survival, no matter what the cost because there is not one person that does not fear death.
I've been very familiar with this true story for years and in fact I've read the book, and watched the movie that came out in 1993. I must say, reading and contemplating on it yet again gives me the chills because it was such a graphic and gory situation which makes it all the scarier. It would have to have been a very traumatic and horrific type of experience to go through and one that would never be forgettable, not to me personally anyway. I believe I would have spent night after night after being rescued with delirious dreams and in those dreams I would have been probably trapped in the Andes yet again. I personally feel that if I would have been among the survivors my mentality would not have been very different from their own. Human beings are endowed with a natural instinct of survival no matter the environmental or psychologically factors involved. I do believe that when it would have come down to the issue of eating other human beings for survival, I would have at first been hesitant to do so.