127 Hours

127 Hours

Between A Rock and A Hard Place

eBook - 2004
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On Sunday April 27, 2003, 27-year-old Aron Ralston set off for a day's hiking in the Utah canyons. Dressed in a t-shirt and shorts, Ralston, a seasoned climber, figured he'd hike for a few hours and then head off to work. Forty miles from the nearest paved road, he found himself on top of an 800-pound boulder. As he slid down and off of the boulder it shifted, trapping his right hand against the canyon wall. No one knew where he was; he had little water; he wasn't dressed correctly; and the boulder wasn't going anywhere. He remained trapped for five days in the canyon. This is the account of those five days.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2004
ISBN: 9781416505105
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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jesselapointe
Aug 11, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I love how you can really feel his passion for the outdoors. Also, the honest way in which he relates his meditations while trapped in the cave. You should read this book if you enjoy the outdoors and/or sports because it's about pushing yourself and having a passion for life. I thought the film was good too.

carolynv Apr 04, 2012

This is an amazing, impossible-to-put-down story! If you love stories of people beating impossible odds, you'll love this one.

davidstahl Mar 12, 2012

This book describes the profound experience of a man who goes solo rock climbing and becomes trapped when a falling boulder pins his arm to a rock wall. This is more than a book about survival; it's a book about the psychological progressions of hope, anger, doubt, triumph, hopelessness, and victory. You really feel a part of Aron Ralston's struggle when reliving his accident in a Utah canyon. If you can get through the parts that make several people squeamish, this book is totally worth it.

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Aug 11, 2012

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