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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Trapped Between a Rock and Reading This Book

User Review  - jetz21 - Overstock.com

Between a Rock and a Hard Place is the story of Aron Ralston a mountain climber who gets his arm stuck under a boulder and is trapped there for 5 days with no one knowing where he is. He is hiking on ... Read full review

Not a great book

User Review  - swagatron - Overstock.com

Between a Rock and a Hard Place is a story of the most extreme survival that highlights the determination and will of human beings to survive. In my opinion this story has many positive and negative ... 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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