Aron Ralston to Speak at Conservation Alliance Breakfast in August

   Photo: Michael Alvarez

We are excited to announce that Aron Ralston will be the featured speaker at The Conservation Alliance Breakfast at the August, 2012 Outdoor Retailer tradeshow. The Breakfast is Friday, August 3, 7-9 AM at The Marriott in Salt Lake City. 

Aron is an adventurer who inadvertently gained fame when he hiked into a remote area of Utah’s canyon country, and accidentally dislodged a boulder that crushed and pinned his right hand. After six days of entrapment alone, he amputated his arm with a cheap multi-tool knife and hiked to a miraculous rescue. Aron’s account of his experience, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, was adapted into 127 Hours, a motion picture starring James Franco. With new prosthetic arms that he designed, Aron finished solo winter ascents of Colorado’s 59 Fourteeners, skied from the summit of Denali, and led a raft trip through the Grand Canyon. Aron is a strong advocate for wilderness protection, donating his time to organizations working to protect the landscapes that he knows well.

If you plan to be at the OR Show in August, we hope to see you for this very special presentation. As always, The Conservation Alliance Breakfast is open to the public. Click here for full details.