Between a Rock & a Hard Place

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Between a Rock & a Hard Place

  1. 1. Between a Rock and a Hard Place <ul><li>By Aron Ralston </li></ul><ul><li>Powerpoint by Mrs. Kurucz </li></ul>
  2. 2. Why is he “famous?” He cut off his own arm! <ul><li>Aron Ralston </li></ul><ul><li>Rockclimber </li></ul><ul><li>Survivor </li></ul>
  3. 3. Family Background <ul><li>Mom (Donna), Dad, sister (Sonja) </li></ul><ul><li>Born in Indianapolis; move to Colorado </li></ul><ul><li>Carnegie Mellon University </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanical Engineer for Intel </li></ul>
  4. 4. Background: How did Aron end up in his predicament? <ul><li>Experienced Climber </li></ul><ul><li>Career Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Did not let someone know his climbing plan! </li></ul>
  5. 5. What was Aron’s biggest conflict? <ul><li>Entrapment </li></ul><ul><li>What to do about it? </li></ul><ul><li>How long can he survive? </li></ul>
  6. 6. How did Aron survive? <ul><li>Tries to move boulder </li></ul><ul><li>Conserves food & water </li></ul><ul><li>Sleeping contraption </li></ul><ul><li>Tries to dig around boulder </li></ul><ul><li>Resigns himself to death </li></ul><ul><li>Decides to cut off his own arm </li></ul><ul><li>Rescued by a campers and a search team </li></ul>
  7. 7. Important Influences <ul><li>FIRSTS </li></ul><ul><li>Ski </li></ul><ul><li>Backpacking Trip in Rocky Mtn. National Park </li></ul><ul><li>14er – Longs Peak (1994) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Where is Aron now? <ul><li>He is a bestselling author. </li></ul><ul><li>He is an eco celebrity. </li></ul><ul><li>He is a motivational speaker for corporations. </li></ul><ul><li>He is still climbing – first to climb all Colorado’s 49 14,000 ft peaks solo in winter </li></ul>
  9. 9. Aron’s Message Always let someone know your plans. Don’t have regrets in either what you do or what you say.
  10. 10. Your Powerpoint <ul><li>Text/pictures should complement what you are saying </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a slide theme that fits the “style” of your book </li></ul><ul><li>Number of slides: 8-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Each slide relates to a required item, and it is clearly labeled </li></ul><ul><li>Slides have a mixture of text and pictures; text should not be full sentences </li></ul><ul><li>Slides should be easy to read; use contrasting colors </li></ul><ul><li>Transitions/effects should not detract from the content </li></ul>

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