Monday, 23 January 2012

Climber Cuts Off His Own Hand!

Article By National Geographic News.
In April 2003 climber Aron Ralston entered Utah's Bluejohn Canyon only to become trapped when an 800-pound (360-kilogram) boulder shifted, crushed his hand, and pinned him to the canyon wall. For six days, Ralston struggled to free himself while warding off dehydration and hypothermia.Trapped and facing certain death, Ralston chose a final option that later made him an international sensation: Using a multitool, the climber cut off his right hand, then rappelled to freedom.Ralston has written an account of his experience, Between a Rock and a Hard Place(Atria Books), which arrives in bookstores this month. National Geographic Adventurerecently spoke with Ralston about his accident and lifesaving act.He said he gained this knowledge by disecting a sheeps eyeball in ninth grade!


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