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1. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I don't know that I could......guess you never really know until you are actually IN that position.
http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/04/04/cnn25.tan.ralston/

2. Posted by Kristie79 (Full Member 225 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Oh my god!
That poor guy.
Personally I dont think I could have done it myself. Saying that I suppose that after a while you must become almost delerious with pain and hunger.
He's certainly alot braver than me.

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Given the situation - absolutely!

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Phew, I hate to speculate on that but I'd say yes... although, I would probably wait a good 4/5 days first in the hope someone would find me first!

5. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Saw him on David Letterman a few months ago. He's one strong man, strong at heart, that is.

I think I could have done it too, but not so soon. And I might even make a mess out of it too, like breaking the wrong bone.

6. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Yeah, I saw an interview with that guy on Irish tv. What a guy - he seemed so (unphased isnt the right word....)....um...accepting I suppose of what he had to do. I suppose if death has stared you right in the face and you had to cut off your arm to stay alive you'd accept it too.

A very inspirational guy - fully intends to pursue climbing...

7. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I think under the circumstances, your survival instinct kicks in and you would do whatever it takes to live...I know I would!!

8. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Quoting areinstein

I think under the circumstances, your survival instinct kicks in and you would do whatever it takes to live...I know I would!!

Sometimes, but sometimes pain is so intense...you would welcome death with open arms...

9. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Cupcake

Quoting areinstein

I think under the circumstances, your survival instinct kicks in and you would do whatever it takes to live...I know I would!!

Sometimes, but sometimes pain is so intense...you would welcome death with open arms...

or in this case..an open arm!

sorry, that's cruel. It must have taken some real courage to do though!! It's impossible to say what i would do.

10. Posted by dpd (Full Member 138 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I dont think I could but you never know. What if he had no knife?