ADVENTURER & SUBJECT OF THE FILM, 127 HOURS
An experienced climber and outdoorsman, Aron Ralston was canyoneering alone in Utah when he became trapped between two boulders in a remote location for more than five days, ultimately freeing himself by severing his own arm with a pocketknife. His harrowing tale captivated global news outlets and remains one of the most extreme survival stories of all time. An ordinary man pushed to extraordinary limits, Ralston takes you inside the story that captured international headlines in which he proves that courage, perseverance and the human spirit can help you triumph over tough challenges when the stakes are extraordinary.
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