127 Hours : Between a Rock and a Hard Place
by Aron Ralston
Editor: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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On Sunday, April 27, 2003, 27-year-old Aron Ralston left for a day hike in the canyons of Utah.Dressed in a t-shirt and shorts, Ralston, an experienced mountaineer, thought he had hiking for a few hours and then go to work40 km from the nearest paved road, it is on top of one of 800 pounds to boulderAs he slid down and out of the boulder he passed, trapping, his right hand against the wall of the canyonNo one knew where he was; he had little water; he was not dressed properly; and the rock was not to go anywhereHe was trapped for five days in the canyon: hypothermic at night, de-hydrated and alienating by day.Finally, he faces the most terrible decision of his life: braking on the bones of his wrist by lining up against the rock, he hacked through the skin, and finally managed to be amputated with his right hand and wristThe test, however, was that the beginningHe remains confronted with a 60-foot reminder of freedom, and a walk back several hours to his car along the way, he miraculously met a family of hikers, and with his arm tourniqued, and the almost critical blood loss, they heard over them the sound of helicopter blades, just in time, Aron was rescued and taken to hospitalSince that day, Aron has had a remarkable recoveryHe is back on the mountains, with an artificial limb; he talks to select groups on his Calvary and rescue; and surprisingly, he is optimistic, positive, and an inspiration to all who meet himIt is the account of those five days, of the years that led to them, and where he will leave from hereIt is narrative non-fiction in its most convincing form
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