127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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Atria Books, Sep 21, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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The International Bestseller Between a Rock and a Hard Place--Now the Major Motion Picture 127 Hours

Hiking into the remote Utah canyonlands, Aron Ralston felt perfectly at home in the beauty of the natural world. Then, at 2:41 P.M., eight miles from his truck, in a deep and narrow slot canyon, an eight-hundred-pound boulder tumbled loose, pinning Aron's right hand and wrist against the canyon wall. Through six days of hell, with scant water, food, or warm clothing, and the terrible knowledge that no one knew where he was, Aron eliminated his escape option one by one. Then a moment of stark clarity helped him to solve the riddle of the boulder--and commit one of the most extreme and desperate acts imaginable.

Honest, inspiring, and undeniably astonishing, 127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place has taken its place in the annals of classic adventure stories.

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User Review  - soradsauce - LibraryThing

Absolutely enthralling story, despite the fact that living in Colorado when this all happened I had followed every bit of it in the news. Well-written, but a bit meandering and preachy at bits - Aron ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel.Estes - LibraryThing

What an unbelievable ordeal! The odds of Aron getting ensnared exactly the way he did—given how much of his arm was trapped, whether he could access his equipment with his good hand, his ability to ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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. This is his first book.

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