Ralston will retell his desperate tale on Wednesday in Ogden

Published June 14, 2012 9:03 am

127 Hours • Man trapped "Between a Rock And a Hard Place" recounts his struggle.
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By now, Aron Lee Ralston's story is familiar. Shocking, but familiar.

Hiking alone in southern Utah in 2003, he became trapped between a boulder and the canyon wall. Facing death, he amputated his own arm with a dull pocket knife to get free and find help.

Ralston turned his tale in an autobiography, "Between a Rock And a Hard Place." And his book was turned into the Oscar-nominated film "127 Hours." And Ralston launched a career as a motivational speaker.

He will share his story and his message on Wednesday, June 13, at 8 p.m. at Ogden's Peery Theater, which will also feature a screening of 2010 film. The appearance is sponsored by the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, a group of independent outdoor retailers. —

Aron Ralston

What: Motivational talk/movie screening

When: Wednesday, July 13, 2012

Where: Peery's Egyptian Theatre, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden

Tickets: $15 general admission and $10 students (with ID); available at the box office, all Smith's Tix location, and online at smithstix.com