A Rock and a Hard Place - Chapter 9 "Day Four: Out of Food and Water" Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 "Day Four: Out of Food and Water" Summary and Analysis

Sleep-deprived and trapped for more than fifty hours, Ralston has had one song from Austin Powers stuck in his head. The lyrics are "BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4, BBC5, BBC6, BBC7, BBC Heaven!" (pg. 188). He can't sleep or stay fully awake. His mind drifts as he remembers a trip to Paris, a Guns 'N Roses concert, and a trip to Mount Princeton for endurance training.

As night falls, Ralston debates whether to drink his own urine. When the mosquitoes return, he figures there must be standing water somewhere nearby, although he did not pass any on the way into the canyon. He checks his map and sees that there is a small pool at the bottom of the Big Drop rappel. He hopes that there is...

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