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Aron Ralston

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Fearless Adventurer & Subject of the Film "127 Hours"

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 Aron Ralston Biography

Trapped in a remote desert canyon in eastern Utah for five days, his arm pinned beneath a boulder weighing almost 1,000 pounds, with no water and with little hope for survival, he managed to free himself by amputating his own arm with a pocketknife. Pinned in a 3-foot wide slot canyon near the Maze District of Canyonlands National Park south of Moab, UT, Ralston cut through the arm, below the elbow, applied a tourniquet and administered first aid before rigging anchors and fixing a rope to rappel to the bottom of Blue John Canyon and hike out to meet rescuers.

Ralston had been hiking alone when the boulder fell and pinned his right arm as he was moving through the narrow slot the previous Saturday afternoon, according to information from the sheriff's offices in Emery and Wayne counties. Ralston told rescuers that on Thursday morning he realized he would not survive unless he took drastic action. He had run out of water on Tuesday. Search efforts that had begun Wednesday evening yielded no signs of the hiker until he walked out of the canyon with two other hikers at about 3 p.m. Thursday. Ralston was taken to Allen Memorial Hospital in Moab where he was stabilized before transport to St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, CO for surgery.

The episode marked Ralston's second brush with death in a year, since he had been buried in an avalanche while backcountry skiing in the Colorado Rockies. Ralston, an avid outdoorsman who has climbed 49 of Colorado's 14,000-foot-plus mountains, was buried up to his neck in the avalanche, managing to dig himself out along with a completely buried skiing companion within 15 minutes. Ralston's pocketknife amputation was not the first in the region. In October 1993, Colorado fisherman Bill Jeracki cut off his leg at the knee when two boulders fell on his leg while angling alone in a remote canyon stream.

In February 2005, Ralston completed his winter solo of his 55th out of 59 Colorado fourteeners. No one has ever solo winter climbed all 59 Colorado fourteeners. Aron was the first person to do so.

Aron Ralston was the subject of the major motion picture "127 Hours" starring James Franco, which chronicled his accident and survival. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards.

Ralston now lives in Boulder, Colorado where he advocates for wilderness protection and is raising his son. He worked with Paradox Sports, a group that started in Boulder and makes climbing accessible for people with disabilities.

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Aron Ralston

5 out of 5

Fearless Adventurer & Subject of the Film "127 Hours"

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Aron Ralston Biography

Trapped in a remote desert canyon in eastern Utah for five days, his arm pinned beneath a boulder weighing almost 1,000 pounds, with no water and with little hope for survival, he managed to free himself by amputating his own arm with a pocketknife. Pinned in a 3-foot wide slot canyon near the Maze District of Canyonlands National Park south of Moab, UT, Ralston cut through the arm, below the elbow, applied a tourniquet and administered first aid before rigging anchors and fixing a rope to rappel to the bottom of Blue John Canyon and hike out to meet rescuers.

Ralston had been hiking alone when the boulder fell and pinned his right arm as he was moving through the narrow slot the previous Saturday afternoon, according to information from the sheriff's offices in Emery and Wayne counties. Ralston told rescuers that on Thursday morning he realized he would not survive unless he took drastic action. He had run out of water on Tuesday. Search efforts that had begun Wednesday evening yielded no signs of the hiker until he walked out of the canyon with two other hikers at about 3 p.m. Thursday. Ralston was taken to Allen Memorial Hospital in Moab where he was stabilized before transport to St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, CO for surgery.

The episode marked Ralston's second brush with death in a year, since he had been buried in an avalanche while backcountry skiing in the Colorado Rockies. Ralston, an avid outdoorsman who has climbed 49 of Colorado's 14,000-foot-plus mountains, was buried up to his neck in the avalanche, managing to dig himself out along with a completely buried skiing companion within 15 minutes. Ralston's pocketknife amputation was not the first in the region. In October 1993, Colorado fisherman Bill Jeracki cut off his leg at the knee when two boulders fell on his leg while angling alone in a remote canyon stream.

In February 2005, Ralston completed his winter solo of his 55th out of 59 Colorado fourteeners. No one has ever solo winter climbed all 59 Colorado fourteeners. Aron was the first person to do so.

Aron Ralston was the subject of the major motion picture "127 Hours" starring James Franco, which chronicled his accident and survival. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards.

Ralston now lives in Boulder, Colorado where he advocates for wilderness protection and is raising his son. He worked with Paradox Sports, a group that started in Boulder and makes climbing accessible for people with disabilities.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Aron Ralston for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Aron Ralston, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Aron Ralston or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Aron Ralston?

    Booking fees for Aron Ralston, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Aron Ralston, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Aron Ralston?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Aron Ralston for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Aron Ralston for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Aron Ralston or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Aron Ralston or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Aron Ralston is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Aron Ralston for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Aron Ralston generally travels from CO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are J.R. Martinez, Erin Brockovich, Chris Gardner, Daymond John and Amy Purdy. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Aron Ralston for an upcoming event.

Aron Ralston Speaker Videos

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    Aron Ralston SchoolDude.com Speech on Vimeo
  • Aron Ralston, Mastermind Summit Speech, June 2014 - YouTube

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