BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE
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Between a Rock and a Hard Place is the autobiography of Aron Ralston. Published in 2004, the book recounts Ralston's experience being trapped in Blue John Canyon in the Utah desert and how he was forced to amputate his lower right arm with a low-quality multitool (a dull knife) in order to free himself after his arm became trapped by a boulder. The book 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 to take up outdoor activities as much as possible. The book goes back and forth, in alternating chapters, between his past experiences and his entrapment in the canyon. Included in the hardcover edition are pictures of his terrible days in the canyon, various photos from the past excursions he speaks of in the book, a glossary of mountaineering jargon, and maps of Blue John Canyon and the proximity of the canyon in central eastern Utah.
- ISBN: 0743495802
- EAN: 9780743495806