Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®It started out as a simple hike in the Utah canyonlands on a warm Saturday afternoon. For Aron Ralston, a twenty-seven-year-old mountaineer and outdoorsman, a walk into the remote Blue John Canyon was a chance to get a break from a winter of solo climbing Colorado's highest and toughest peaks. He'd earned this weekend vacation, and though he met two charming women along the way, by early afternoon he finally found himself in his element: alone, with just the beauty of the natural world all around him. It was P. Eight miles from his truck, in a deep and narrow slot canyon, Aron was climbing down off a wedged boulder when the rock suddenly, and terrifyingly, came loose.
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This is the true story of Aron Ralston who goes hiking in a remote part of the Utah desert without letting anyone know. He gets his hand stuck between a big boulder and a canyon wall. He tries to cut Absolutely enthralling story, despite the fact that living in Colorado when this all happened I had followed every bit of it in the news. Well-written, but a bit meandering and preachy at bits - Aron Aron Ralston, a native of the Midwest, retired from a career as a mechanical engineer at age twenty-six before moving to Aspen, Colorado.
The book also describes Ralston's childhood, how he took up outdoor activities after moving to Colorado from Indiana , how he came to be an obsessive outdoorsman and how he left his engineering career at Intel in Arizona to take up outdoor activities as much as possible. The book goes back and forth, in alternating chapters, between Ralston's past experiences and his entrapment in the slot canyon , and the efforts of his mother to find him. Included in some editions are pictures of his days in the canyon,  various photos from the past excursions he speaks of in the book, a glossary of mountaineering jargon, and maps of Bluejohn Canyon and the proximity of the canyon in central-eastern Utah. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 20 January National Geographic.
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I cannot advise you which to take, or lead you through it all -- you must decide for yourself Blue John is a wild, remote canyon in the red rocks of central-eastern Utah. Saturday morning, April 26th, Sun shining, wind blowing, Ralston unloads his mountain bike from his pick-up, rides across miles of washboard and loose sand before reaching the trailhead and the start of a journey into the soul of a man. Bike over, he descends into the canyon, Phish playing over his headphones, deep in thought and unaware of what lay ahead.