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Apr 09th 2011

Aron Ralston Headlines Mountain Travel Symposium

Aron Ralston puts things in perspective. The Mountain Travel Symposium in Beaver Creek, Colo., this week presented the man who has gained notoriety for cutting off his arm to save his life as the keynote speaker for the event. My first thought was how is this guy going to make his experience relevant to tour operators, hoteliers and ski club councils? I mean, sure, after eight years he's now a polished speaker, retelling the intense story of his 127 hours in Southern Utah, but what does this have to do with mountain tourism? If anything wouldn't it keep you out of the mountains? The answer is that it didn't really matter. Read More

Aug 27th 2010

127 Hours Trailer: James Franco, Moab, Right Here

It's hard to forget about Aron Ralston, the confident mountaineer who amputated his own arm during a climbing accident in Blue John Canyon. While Ralston was canyoneering, a boulder fell and pinned his arm against the canyon wall. After five days of futilely trying to extricate himself, he broke his arm before cutting through the soft tissue with a cheap multi-use tool. Read More

Jul 15th 2010

Danny Boyle wraps Ralston biopic in Utah

'K, so we poached part of this tidbit from the AP, you know - all about how Utah growing its movie biz to more than 1,200 jobs created in the last year pumping in $53 mil. into the economy during 23 production days. Read More


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