Aron Ralston Biography
(Outdoorsman, Motivational Speaker)
Birthday: October 27, 1975 (Scorpio)
Born In: Marion, Ohio, United States
Aron Ralston is an American outdoorsman, motivational speaker and mechanical engineer. He is known as the survivor of a very unfortunate incident that occurred in the year 2003 while he was hiking through the Blue John Canyon in Colorado. The accident left his right hand lodged under a massive dislodged rock for 5 days. Aron was hiking alone and hadn’t informed anyone about his hike and hence, nobody knew where to look for him. He remained stuck under the rock for five consecutive days, surviving on the water he had brought along for hiking. On the fifth day, his food and water ran out and he just lied there waiting for his unavoidable death. But an epiphany he had, had him using a blunt pocketknife in order to cut off his arm, which took about one hour,after which he set himself free. He had bled too much, when luckily a holidaying family spotted him and got him to a hospital, saving his life. Aron then shared the experiences in his autobiographical book titled ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’, which was the inspiration for the Danny Boyle directed film, ‘127 Hours’.