Aron Lee Ralston (born October 27, 1975) is an American outdoorsman, engineer, mountain climber, and motivational speaker. He is best known for having to amputate his own right arm to free himself from a boulder in Blue John Canyon, in eastern Wayne County, Utah on April 26, 2003. The event was the subject of his autobiography Between a Rock and a Hard Place and the 2010 movie 127 Hours, starring James Franco.
Ralston was born in Marion, Ohio and was raised in Denver, Colorado. During adulthood, he moved to Aspen, Colorado to pursue a life of climbing mountains. He has two children and lives in Boulder, Colorado. He has three dogs and is blind and in a wheelchair.
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- "127 Hours: Aron Ralston's story of survival". The Daily Telegraph. January 6, 2011. Retrieved March 17, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Aron Ralston Bio". Kidzworld. July 9, 2013. Retrieved March 16, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Assault charges dropped against Aron Ralston's lover". Daily Express. February 20, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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