127 Hours

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127 Hours

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

By Aron Ralston

Atria Books, Paperback, 9781451618501, 368pp.

Publication Date: October 26, 2010

Description
The international bestseller "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" is now a major motion picture starring James Franco.
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.


About the Author
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. His first book, "Between a Rock and a Hard Place", was a "New York Times" bestseller and was adapted into the major motion picture "127 Hours" by Danny Boyle. Today, as a father of an infant daughter and four-year-old son, Aron lives in Boulder, Colorado. He continues to travel the world for both adventure and to share his story. Follow his journey at AronRalstonSpeaker.com.