A Rock and a Hard Place - Chapter 6 "Winter Rhapsody" Summary & Analysis

Aron Ralston
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Chapter 6 "Winter Rhapsody" Summary and Analysis

After climbing Denali, Ralston returns to Aspen and takes a sales job at the Ute Mountaineer. He climbs Castle and Conundrum peaks the day after Christmas in 2002 and spends January of 2003 scaling other fourteeners. One of them is Mount Holy Cross, where he narrowly escapes a horseshoe-shaped set of rocks that plummets down the mountainside. After returning from the climb, Ralston learns that one of his friends has been in a terrible skiing accident and is in critical condition. When he goes to visit his friend at the hospital, Ralston learns that another of his friends is there to undergo surgery from a snowboarding accident. In light of his friends' accidents, Ralston is reminded of the luck that he's sustained on his trips.

Ralston makes his way up Longs Peak and hasn't yet gotten out...

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