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    Question 127 Hours

    Has anyone heard of this movie, "127 Hours"?
    It's about the climber/hiker Aron Ralston who amputated his own arm off to survive in backcountry hiking in Moab, Utah.
    It looks as if people are fainting during the amputation scene.
    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...co/?test=faces
    I don't know. I see everything as an educational opportunity.
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    Yep, I plan on seeing it once it's at the Bear Tooth. If done well, I love movies like this. The best of the genre is Touching the Void, but I look forward to seeing this one as well.

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    COtoAK, about 35 years ago something similar happened up by you. A guy running a trapline got his hand stuck in his snowmachine track. As it was below zero he fished out his ax and 'freed' himself. He sure didn't wait 127 hours!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Yep, I plan on seeing it once it's at the Bear Tooth. If done well, I love movies like this. The best of the genre is Touching the Void, but I look forward to seeing this one as well.
    I saw Touching the Void in the theater with my climbing parter. Funny. His dad just posted a picture of him today with them together. My heart stopped for a moment. I think that it's funny/odd that you just so happened to mention Touching the Void, too. Two Sam-isms in one day is funny/odd. I kept holding my breath in that movie. Such a great movie.

    Quote Originally Posted by .338-06 View Post
    COtoAK, about 35 years ago something similar happened up by you. A guy running a trapline got his hand stuck in his snowmachine track. As it was below zero he fished out his ax and 'freed' himself. He sure didn't wait 127 hours!
    Of course. I think that the circumstances were far more different on the survival level. Who was this man? Was there ever a book written about it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by COtoAK View Post
    I saw Touching the Void in the theater with my climbing parter. Funny. His dad just posted a picture of him today with them together. My heart stopped for a moment. I think that it's funny/odd that you just so happened to mention Touching the Void, too. Two Sam-isms in one day is funny/odd. I kept holding my breath in that movie. Such a great movie.



    Of course. I think that the circumstances were far more different on the survival level. Who was this man? Was there ever a book written about it?

    Looks like the two of you have a lot in common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    Looks like the two of you have a lot in common.
    Who? My climbing partner and me... or Brian M and myself?
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    Brian.........

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    Doesn't sound very entertaining to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    Brian.........

    Of course Brian M and I have a ton of things in common! We are both on an Outdoors board and we both enjoy the Outdoors.
    Now.. that whole deal about him being a Trekkie. Forget that. I can't handle that. Just kiddin' Brian... or am I? Also, studying biodiversity with 9th graders and comparing differing levels of human disturbance to species richness on 4 different tiers isn't something that I would just decide to participate in for one day. I'll listen about it over a cup of coffee, though.

    Are there other things that you think that we have in common since you have in fact met the both of us?

    Quote Originally Posted by fullbush View Post
    Doesn't sound very entertaining to me.
    Wow... you like the romantic stuff, though, Mr. Matchmaker. Maybe the movie The Edge with Anthony Hopkins is more your kind of movie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by COtoAK View Post
    Are there other things that you think that we have in common since you have in fact met the both of us?
    I refuse to answer that question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    I refuse to answer that question.
    Whaaaaa? You can't produce evidence? I am so disappointed in you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COtoAK View Post
    Wow... you like the romantic stuff, though, Mr. Matchmaker. Maybe the movie The Edge with Anthony Hopkins is more your kind of movie?
    Actually i did dig that flick. I liked the grizzly lol. Wasn't that one w/ one of the Baldwin bros?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullbush View Post
    Actually i did dig that flick. I liked the grizzly lol. Wasn't that one w/ one of the Baldwin bros?
    That's pretty funny. I actually liked it, too... but I rented it again and it wasn't as good as seeing it the first time. Yeah... it's the one with one of the Baldwin brothers before he gained a ton of weight. You liked the grizzly?? That's funny. I think that the best scene in that movie is when the plane crashes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COtoAK View Post
    That's pretty funny. I actually liked it, too... but I rented it again and it wasn't as good as seeing it the first time. Yeah... it's the one with one of the Baldwin brothers before he gained a ton of weight. You liked the grizzly?? That's funny. I think that the best scene in that movie is when the plane crashes.


    Now why doesn't that surprise me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
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    Now why doesn't that surprise me?
    I don't know. Please... entertain us.
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    I think the theatre would have to saw off my hand with the money in it to get me to watch that film....



    I guess to me it would be kind of like watching the mccandless movie, the ending should come as no suprise !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by COtoAK View Post
    I don't know. Please... entertain us.
    Could be you like being around blood, and mayhem.

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    I watched the preview and it looks like it's got some entertaining parts (I like the scene with the girls where he's got them chimneying a crack and he just lets go of the wall and drops into an underground pool.) I wonder how much of the other stuff is based on real events?
    "If snowmachiners would adopt the habits of riding one at a time and not parking at the base of avalanche prone slopes, the number of fatalities would likely be whittled by at least a third, if not by half." ~ Jill Fredston, in the book Snowstruck, In The Grip Of Avalanches.

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    Okay... so the movie trailer looks pretty good.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWWcQC0ZxIM



    FYI... the female main character is Andi from The Goonies.
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    I have to add this because of Brian's mention of this great movie, too.

    I miss ya, Sam. Great movie together, Kid. "See you at the top."
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0slYY_YaCrY
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