In WideWorld This Week Aron Ralston And 127 Hours That Changed His Life; Jimmy Chin Talks

Three great stories of adventure and travel to raise the spirits and provide inspiration

Online PR News – 19-November-2010 – – London, UK, November 18, 2010 -- Three great stories of adventure and travel to raise the spirits and provide inspiration: Aron Ralston's incredible story asks real questions about what we humans are capable of; Jimmy Chin has literally put his life on the line in his quest to make the ultimate extreme sports photograph; and on a slightly different tack, indigenous Ecuadorians are saving their environment through eco-tourism.

127 Hours in the life of Aron Ralston:
In 2003, Aron Ralston went hiking in Utah, but climbing down a narrow slot in Blue John Canyon, a boulder became dislodged, crushing his right forearm and pinning it against the wall. For five and a half days, he struggled to get free until he was forced to do the unthinkable: One hundred and twenty seven hours into his ordeal he amputated his own arm. British filmmaker Danny Boyle has chronicled the events that day in a new film, 127 hours. This week, Ralston tells WideWorld ( ) his incredible story of survival.

Hands on with Chin:
This week WideWorld ( ) sent US writer Nicolette Mallow to Washington D.C., to meet 37-year-old National Geographic photographer and explorer Jimmy Chin. Chin is a sponsored athlete for North Face and in his career has photographed climbers thousands of feet up in the air, glued to ice-capped mountains and with storm clouds billowing in the distance. WideWorld also discovered he has an outstanding ability to capture shadows and light, sunrises and sunsets and nature at its most breathtaking.

An Amazon eco-adventure:
Eco-tourism is going from strength to strength; from hotel construction to how the fish are caught for tourists' dinner. But the Sani Lodge resort in Ecuador is taking environmental thinking one step further. The whole business is run by a village of indigenous Kichwa, and with the help of visiting tourists, they're managing to save the surrounding forests.

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About WideWorld Magazine:
Established in May 2009, WideWorld ( ) is a leading online magazine focused on adventure travel, extreme sports, incredible real-life expeditions and breathtaking experiences. Rubbing shoulders with living legends like Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Bear Grylls, and reporting from the ocean depths to the highest peak, WideWorld is a must-see portal to adventure that reaches thousands of readers every week.

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