Twenty years ago this spring, a young mountaineer and mechanical engineer named Aron Ralston set out on a rike through the mountains and canyons of remote Utah.
He was alone, and had not told anyone where he was going.
On that Saturday in April 2003, a boulder dislodged as Ralston was moving through a difficult canyon, and it pinned his right arm.
All alone, with no food, water, or means of communication, Ralston contemplated his death. Ultimately, however, as you will hear in a few minutes, something miraculous happened, and Ralston was able to save his own life.
At the cost of his arm.
The title of Ralston’s 2005 autobiography practically wrote itself: Between a Rock and A Hard Place.
So here now, from 2005, Aron Ralston.
Aron Ralston is 48 now, and is a popular motivational speaker, and yes, he is still a rock climber too.
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