After wincing my way through the amazing but sobering Danny Boyle movie by the same name, I finally found the nerve to buy the book, 127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place.
What and amazing story! This is the true account of Aron Ralston who hacked his own arm off to free himself from a rock that had trapped him in a freak accident. As is so often the case, the book adds depth to this amazing story, especially in terms of describing the vast experience Ralston had as an outdoorsman before tragedy stuck.
Both the book and movie highlight one of the key elements in the story: he humbly recognises that he has broken all the rules, and that he alone is responsible for the predicament he finds himself in.
If you have a son / daughter, niece / nephew, or any other flavor adventurer in your family or circle of friends, this would be an awesome gift: one that may well save their life.