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127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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The international bestseller andlt;Iandgt;Between a Rock and a Hard Placeandlt;/Iandgt; is now a major motion picture starring James Franco.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Honest, inspiring, and undeniably astonishingandlt;Iandgt;, 127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Placeandlt;/Iandgt; has taken its place in the annals of classic adventure stories.

Synopsis:

Ralston shares the story of how he, after becoming trapped by a boulder while hiking in the Utah canyons, amputated his own arm. Ralston delivers a brave, honest and above all inspiring account of one man's valiant effort to survive. Basis for the feature film "127 Hours," starring James Franco as Ralston.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Aron Ralston grew up in the Midwest before moving to Colorado when he was twelve, a place where he became an avid outdoorsman. In 2002, he gave up a career as a mechanical engineer in New Mexico and moved to Aspen, Colorado, where among other things he continued his attempt to climb the fifty-nine Colorado peaks of more than 14,000 feet solo in winter (he's more than three-quarters through). Since his accident, he has resumed his life of adventure and discovery. This is his first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781451618501
Author:
Ralston, Aron
Publisher:
Atria Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Hiking
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
between a rock and a hard place; james franco; hiking; new york times; bestseller; danny boyle; movie
Edition Description:
Media Tie-In
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2x8-pg color inserts
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.4375 x 5.5 in

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Product details 368 pages Atria Books - English 9781451618501 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Ralston shares the story of how he, after becoming trapped by a boulder while hiking in the Utah canyons, amputated his own arm. Ralston delivers a brave, honest and above all inspiring account of one man's valiant effort to survive. Basis for the feature film "127 Hours," starring James Franco as Ralston.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

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