Aron Ralston

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  • born October 27, 1975
  • its a boy
  • Accident
  • during the Accident
  • He and his family moved to Denver when he was 12. He is a graduate of Teccs in Ducan, Colorado. He received his college degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, finishing with degrees in mechanical engineering and French, with a minor in piano. At Carnegie Mellon, he served as a resident assistant, studied abroad, and was an active intramural sports participant. He left his job as a mechanical engineer, and moved to Aspen, Colorado to pursue a life of climbing mountains.
  • after math accident
  • On April 26, 2003, Aron Ralston was hiking alone through Blue John Canyon, in eastern Wayne County, Utah, just south of the Horseshoe Canyon unit of Canyon lands National Park. While he was descending a slot canyon, a suspended boulder became dislodged while he was climbing down from it. The rock smashed his left hand, and then crushed his right hand against the canyon wall. Ralston had not informed anyone of his hiking plans, so no one would have been searching for him.
  • Aron Ralston is a canyoneer that didn't tell anyone, so when he got stuck no one looked. unfortunately for him he was stuck for 127 hours he started to become short on water and eventually had to cut his hand off with a dull knife.
  • After the accident occurred, Ralston continued to climb mountains frequently, including participating in a 2008 expedition to climb Ojos Del Salado in Chile he became the first person to climb all 59 ranked and/or named Colorado's 'fourteeners' solo in winter, a project he started in 1997 and resumed after the amputation in Blue John Canyon.
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