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Between A Rock And A Hard Place
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The next morning at , he bicycled 15 miles south along Maze-Robbers Roost Road until he reached a shortcut leading to the head of Bluejohn Canyon's main fork. He locked his mountain bike to a juniper tree and set out on foot toward the gulch. By p. Passing over and then under boulders that clogged the three-foot-wide penumbral passage, Ralston was negotiating a ten-foot drop between two ledges when an pound boulder shifted above him. He snapped his left hand out of its path in time, but his right hand was smashed between the rock and the sandstone wall.
The book also describes Ralston's childhood, how he took up outdoor activities after moving to Colorado from Indiana , how he came to be an obsessive outdoorsman and how he left his engineering career at Intel in Arizona to take up outdoor activities as much as possible. The book goes back and forth, in alternating chapters, between Ralston's past experiences and his entrapment in the slot canyon , and the efforts of his mother to find him. Included in some editions are pictures of his days in the canyon,  various photos from the past excursions he speaks of in the book, a glossary of mountaineering jargon, and maps of Bluejohn Canyon and the proximity of the canyon in central-eastern Utah. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 20 January National Geographic.
Between A Rock And A Hard Place
Search this site. Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Basis of the Motion Picture Hours by Aron Ralston Synopsis: One of the most extraordinary survival stories ever told -- Aron Ralston's searing account of his six days trapped in one of the most remote spots in America, and how one inspired act of bravery brought him home. It started out as a simple hike in the Utah canyonlands on a warm Saturday afternoon. For Aron Ralston, a twenty-seven-year-old mountaineer and outdoorsman, a walk into the remote Blue John Canyon was a chance to get a break from a winter of solo climbing Colorado's highest and toughest peaks. He'd earned this weekend vacation, and though he met two charming women along the way, by early afternoon he finally found himself in his element: alone, with just the beauty of the natural world all around him.
Aron Ralston was recovering in the hospital when the calls and emails began to flood in from around the world. Reporters, well-wishers, agents, publishers, and interested ghost-writers all began to contact the overnight sensation. He was that guy who had cut off his own hand to save himself from a lonely death in a narrow canyon. The then year-old hiker escaped from a six-day entrapment by making the excruciating decision to break both bones in his forearm so he could amputate his hand at the wrist. He then hiked out of the canyon dehydrated, exhausted, hungry, and bleeding until he found hikers who helped get him to rescuers.