On Saturday, 26 April 2003, Aron Ralston, a 27-year-old
outdoorsman and adventurer, set off for a day's hike in the Utah
canyons. Eight miles from his truck, he found himself in the middle
of a deep and remote canyon. Then the unthinkable happened: a
boulder shifted and snared his right arm against the canyon wall.
He was trapped, facing dehydration, starvation, hallucinations and
hypothermia as night-time temperatures plummeted. Five and a half
days later, Aron Ralston finally came to the agonising conclusion
that his only hope was to amputate his own arm and get himself to
safety. Miraculously, he survived. BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE
is more than just an adventure story. It is a brave, honest and
above all inspiring account of one man's valiant effort to survive,
and is destined to take its place among adventure classics such as
TOUCHING THE VOID.
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005