His case evoked memories of Colorado climber Aron Ralston, who cut off his arm with a dull blade after getting trapped under a boulder in a remote Utah canyon in 2003.
Slumdog director Danny Boyle to tell story of rock climber who cut off his own arm to survive. By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 06:22 EDT, 7 November 2009.
An American rock climber who received widespread attention in 2003 when he cut off his own lower arm after having it trapped beneath a boulder. Considered by many to set the bar for manliness.
His last blockbuster film was the heartwarming rags-to-riches tale of a Mumbai urchin who found fame on a TV quiz. Now, Oscar-winning Danny Boyle’s next offering will tell the remarkable story of a climber who cut off his own arm after being trapped by a fallen boulder for five days in the Utah desert.
ESPN.com news services: Rescue workers in Utah are marveling at the decision of a rock climber, who cut off his own arm to free himself after he became trapped under a fallen 1,000-pound boulder.
The only problem is that man got himself caught under a boulder and had to amputate his own arm in order to survive. Luckily for Boyle and us, that’s a much more exciting story and it will be.
A CLIMBER cut off his arm with a penknife to free himself after a falling boulder trapped him for five days in a remote canyon in Utah.
Rescue workers in the US state of Utah are marvelling at the will-to-live of a rock climber, who cut off his own arm to free himself after he became trapped under a fallen boulder.