Aron Ralston

Motivational speaker, Mountaineer

1975 –

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Who is Aron Ralston?

Aron Lee Ralston is an American outdoorsman, engineer and motivational speaker.

He survived a canyoneering accident in south-eastern Utah in 2003, during which he amputated his own right forearm with a dull knife in order to extricate himself from a dislodged boulder, underneath which he had been trapped for five days and seven hours. After he freed himself, he had to rappel down a 65-foot sheer cliff face to reach safety.

The incident is documented in Ralston's autobiography Between a Rock and a Hard Place and is the subject of the 2010 film 127 Hours starring James Franco.

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Born
Oct 27, 1975
Marion
Also known as
  • Aron Lee Ralston
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cherry Creek High School
Employment
  • Mechanical Engineer, Intel Corporation
    ( - 2002)
  • Resident assistant, Carnegie Mellon University

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