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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages, 16pp colour plates
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Publication Date: 06/06/2005
- Category: Autobiography: sport
- ISBN: 9780743495806