Rock climber Aron Ralston had to cut off his right arm or die
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Rock climber Aron Ralston had to cut off his right arm or die

No one was coming to save him. He didn’t tell anyone where he was going. Solo voyages weren’t unusual for avid climber and outdoorsman Aron Ralston. It was a beautiful day to drive from Colorado to Canyonlands National Park in Utah. During an afternoon trek he was descending through a slot canyon when a large boulder came loose above him, crashing down and ensnaring his right arm between the rock and the canyon wall 50 feet below. Over the next five days, Aron found the courage to do what he needed to do in order to survive and in this episode, Aron shares lessons on what difficult circumstances can teach us about acceptance, peace and welcoming all of what life is.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Aron’s introduction to Extreme Adventuring.
  • The days his body was wedged into the side of a mountain.
  • How he was able to shift his mind from panic to problem solving.
  • Breaking his bone with a boulder.
  • His timely rescue after 127 hours.
  • The greatest lessons he’s learned through his recovery.

Stay connected to Aron:


Book: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Charity Donation: Wilderness Workshop

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