Aron Ralston was born October 27 1975 in Marion, Ohio.
He had the goal of climbing all of Colorado's "fourteeners" — peaks over 14,000 ft high, of which there are 59; solo and during winter (a feat that had never been recorded). He has subsequently achieved this goal in November, 2001.
Aron Ralston was hiking through Blue John Canyon, in eastern Wayne County, Utah, just south of the Horseshoe Canyon unit of Canyonlands National Park. While he was descending a slot canyon, a suspended boulder he was climbing down became dislodged, crushing his right hand and pinning it against the canyon wall.
127 hours was filmed at Toronto International Film Festival on Toronto International Film Festival. Aron Ralston was played by James Franco also played as the wizard in Oz The Great and Powerful.
He and his family moved to Denver, Colorado when he was age 11.
He is a graduate of Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
He received his college degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, finishing with degrees in mechanical engineering and French, with a minor in piano.