Between a Rock and a Hard Place - Aron Ralston
I have read many of the bestselling books that are compelling and influential but amongst those books that one had read there needs to be some few top three that cuts above the rest. That is why personally I am confident to confess that this book authored by the mountain climber himself Aron Ralston in which he named Between a Rock and a Hard Place
which I regard it as one of the phenomenal books that I have ever read currently. The book deeply takes you down the excruciating agony of Aron’s searing account of his six days trapped in one of the most remote spots in America, and how one inspired act of bravery brought him home. This is not your usual typical stories of survival like the one that sound familiar with that one of your neighbors who survived after being trapped under the bed, this one is incredibly extraordinary and has that element of relativity and human relation in it which just captivates your attention. His real life drama simply started at out as a simple hike in the Utah canyon-lands on a warm Saturday afternoon. For Aron Ralston, a twenty-seven-year-old mountaineer and outdoors-man, 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 2:41 P.M. 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. Before he could get out of the way, the falling stone pinned his right hand and wrist against the canyon wall. And so began six days of hell for Aron Ralston
. With scant water and little food, no jacket for the painfully cold nights, and the terrible knowledge that he'd told no one where he was headed, he found himself facing a lingering death -- trapped by an 800-pound boulder 100 feet down in the bottom of a canyon. As he eliminated his escape options one by one through the days, Aron faced the full horror of his predicament: By the time any possible search and rescue effort would begin, he'd most probably have died of dehydration, if a flash flood didn't drown him before that.
What does one do in the face of almost certain death? Using the video camera from his pack, Aron began recording his grateful good-byes to his family and friends all over the country, thinking back over a life filled with adventure, and documenting a last will and testament with the hope that someone would find it. (For their part, his family and friends had instigated a major search for Aron, the amazing details of which are also documented here for the first time.) The knowledge of their love kept Aron Ralston alive, until a divine inspiration on Thursday morning solved the riddle of the boulder. Aron then committed the most extreme act imaginable to save himself.
it is no wonder the arm chair critics and pundits regard this book as “a brilliantly written, funny, honest, inspiring, and downright astonishing report from the line where death meets life” that can confidently be classified as one of the believe it or not reality stories of our times. To have all you have to do is you logging in to our online shopping site wantitall.co.za to start doing the ordering process.