Hiker visits 127 Hours canyon ... and falls in
A HIKER inspired by the movie 127 Hours suffered his own neardeath experience after falling into the same canyon that appears in the film.
Hapless Amos Richards felt compelled to visit the Little Blue John Canyon in Utah, USA, after seeing Brit director Danny Boyle’s flick.
It tells the real-life story of mountaineer Aron Ralston, who had to cut off his own arm after five days spent pinned under a boulder in 2003.
Now Amos, 64, is also lucky to be alive – having spent four days crawling back to his car after breaking his leg and shoulder in a horrifying fall last week.
The walker, from North Carolina, had just two protein bars to eat, he hadn’t told anyone where he was going and his mobile phone wasn’t working.
Speaking after his ordeal he said: “I sat there thinking maybe I wasn’t going to be found.
“But then I went ahead and cut up my camera bag and a water bag...and strapped them around my knees for pads and started crawling.”
A Canyonlands Park ranger added: “This is the third or fourth time that we’ve had issues at Blue John since the movie.” IT’S that time of the year I hate more than any other — not the coming of the colder weather, the political conference season.
Really, nothing makes my blood boil more than seeing all those insincere MPs going on and on about what we all should be doing and how they would save the country and how the other lot wouldn’t. It’s all cobblers.
I mean, after all the stuff about their expenses you’d have thought they’d want to shut-up and get on with the job, not keep preaching to us!