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20 extraordinary survival stories

Espresso Logo By Martin Morin of Espresso | Slide 2 of 21: Mountaineer and engineer Aron Ralston didn’t know what was in store for him when he went hiking in 2003 in the Blue John Canyon in the Utah desert. Trapped between two rocks, he remained six long days without hope of being rescued in this remote location. In order to free himself, he was forced to amputate his forearm with a pocketknife. His story was brought to the big screen by director Danny Boyle in the film 127 Hours, with James Franco playing the starring role.

Aron Ralston

Mountaineer and engineer Aron Ralston didn’t know what was in store for him when he went hiking in 2003 in the Blue John Canyon in the Utah desert. Trapped between two rocks, he remained six long days without hope of being rescued in this remote location. In order to free himself, he was forced to amputate his forearm with a pocketknife. His story was brought to the big screen by director Danny Boyle in the film 127 Hours, with James Franco playing the starring role.

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