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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston
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I saw the movie 127 Hours which I really enjoyed it, and the story was all over the news when it happened, so I ordered the book. The book is a little slow in places, but otherwise quite captivating. Obviously there is not a lot to say about how he spent the whole 127 hours that he was trapped – there was nothing to do or see. So Aron recounts a lot of stories of his adventures in Colorado climbing the mountains over 14,000 feet solo, and the more than one occasion he escaped death by avalanche and being chased by a bear. He really is a true adventurer and very experienced in climbing as well as trained in search and rescue and survival. How he ended up with his hand stuck under a massive boulder was pure bad luck. It is an amazing tale of hour he survived 127 hours mostly without water, and ultimately cut off his own hand to escape. I would recommend it to anyone that is interested in this amazing true story

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On Saturday, 26 April 2003, Aron Ralston, a 27-year-old outdoorsman and adventurer, set off for a day's hike in the Utah canyons. Eight miles from his truck, he found himself in the middle of a deep and remote canyon. Then the unthinkable happened: a boulder shifted and snared his right arm against the canyon wall. He was trapped, facing dehydration, starvation, hallucinations and hypothermia as night-time temperatures plummeted. Five and a half days later, Aron Ralston finally came to the agonising conclusion that his only hope was to amputate his own arm and get himself to safety. Miraculously, he survived. BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE is more than just an adventure story. It is a brave, honest and above all inspiring account of one man's valiant effort to survive, and is destined to take its place among adventure classics such as TOUCHING THE VOID.

Author Biography

Aron Ralston, a native of the Midwest, retired from a career as a mechanical engineer at age twenty-six before moving to Aspen, Colorado. Since his accident, he has completed his unprecedented project to climb the fifty-nine Colorado peaks of more than 14,000 feet, alone, in winter. His first book, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, was a New York Times bestseller and was adapted into the major motion picture 127 Hours by Danny Boyle. Today, as a father of an infant daughter and four-year-old son, Aron lives in Boulder, Colorado. He continues to travel the world for both adventure and to share his story. Follow his journey at AronRalstonSpeaker.com.
Release date NZ
June 6th, 2005
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
16pp colour plates
Imprint
Simon & Schuster
Pages
368
Dimensions
132x200x25
ISBN-13
9780743495806
Product ID
1698152

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