Did you feel Bad for Aron Ralston in the movie 127 hours and in real life?
Yeah. I felt bad for both of them. I mean, i know i couldn't go through that and survive. I especially would not be able to cut my arm off. I must say though that i had never even heard of Aron Ralston before the movie came out. I mean i heard snipets when i was younger, but i never really knew what people were talking about or understood it.
How did Aron Ralston escape the crack in the earth with only one arm?
He was able to escape by amputating his own arm with a dull knife. Those knives are very dull and have no tipped or sharp edges. Yes, it may seem unbelievable, but he was able to do it. He walked 8 miles back to his families and friends, with blood all over his body. Since his arm circulation was probably cut off during the five days, that probably could've been the main reason why Ralston survived, and was able to escape the crack. Ralston cremated his arm after the park authorities received it from the area.
It's just an amazing story. Unbelievable what these kind of people can do, don't you think?
Aron Ralston had the will to live because:
1. He was compelled to see his loved ones again.
2. He had a passion for mountain climbing and wanted the opportunity to do what he loved.
3. He valued his life at such a cost that losing an arm was nothing if it meant escaping death.
4. He was a survivalist and knew that his passion for hiking also had a price.
5. He believed in a better tomorrow, being a natural optimist.
6. He had survived five days of torture, and could narrowly escape death if he chose to.
7. The pain his family would feel in losing him would be more painful than him losing a limb.
Where can I find the Real Footage of the Aron Ralston incident?
There is in fact "real footage" or Aron Ralson's incident. He had the small video camera with him when he fell. He is not releasing the footage to the public. Only close family and friends have been allowed to see it, as well as James Franco and the director of 127 Hours. He says it is to personal and extremely difficult to view. He watched it with his parents some time later, and after his mother saw what had happened to him in such a short time, he promised her he wouldn't show it to anybody else, especially the public. It is currently kept in a bank vault for security. The the small video camera used in the movie 127 Hours, is actually the real one used by Aron when he fell.
Hope this could help.