Aron Ralston, an experienced twenty-seven-year-old outdoorsman, was on a days solitary hike through a remote and narrow Utah canyon when he dislodged an eight-hundred- pound boulder that crushed his right hand and wrist against the canyon wall. Emerging from the searing pain, Aron found himself completely stuck. No one knew where he was; no one was coming to rescue him. With scant water and food, and a cheap pocketknife his only tool, he eliminated his options one by one.
"Better than the movie"
You'll be talking about Aron Ralston's story after listening to this interview. You may still be talking about it a year from now. In fact, there's a fair chance it will stay with you for the rest of your life.... A little under two years ago, Aron Ralston set out on a solo wilderness adventure in Utah, USA. Disaster struck when a boulder fell on his arm, pinning him to the spot. His only hope of survival, to cut his arm off. The world now knows that he did. But what he went through to reach that moment and what's happened since is as remarkable a story as you'll have ever heard.