127 Hours : Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Paperback)

Author: Ralston, Aron

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THE "EXTRAORDINARY" ("Booklist") #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER--THE "HARROWING" ("The Washington Post") SURVIVOR''S MEMOIR YOU WILL NEVER FORGET

Aron Ralston, an experienced twenty-seven-year-old outdoorsman, was on a day''s solitary hike through a remote and narrow Utah canyon when he dislodged an eight-hundred- pound boulder that crushed his right hand and wrist against the canyon wall. Emerging from the searing pain, Aron found himself completely stuck. No one knew where he was; no one was coming to rescue him. With scant water and food, and a cheap pocketknife his only tool, he eliminated his options one by one. On the fifth night, wracked by delirium and uncontrollable shivers, Aron scratched his epitaph into the rock wall, certain he would not see daylight.

Yet with the new morning came an epiphany: if he could use the rock''s vise-like hold to break his arm bones, his blunted pocketknife could serve as a surgeon''s blade. . . .

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Publisher Pocket Books
Mfg Part# 9781451617702
SKU 216805361
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1451617704
Release Date 10/26/2010
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Dimensions (in Inches) 6.5H x 4L x 1.25T
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Editors Note 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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