Then he had a vision.
He saw himself in the future with only one
arm playing with a small boy.
The boy had blond hair and a red shirt. Aron had no children but he knew this was his future son.
He also knew that he could not give up. He could not die. He had a son in the future that he needed to meet.
His knife was too weak to cut his bone, but he had an idea. He wouldn’t cut the bone. He would break it. After breaking his bone, he was free!
He had been alone for five days without food and with little water,
but he was still alive. He took a picture of the rock and his hand before leaving.
The place where he was trapped for five days was twenty meters from the ground.
Aron was an experienced climber, but now he had only one hand.
Very carefully, he used his ropes to climb down to the ground. He
was still twenty miles from anyone in the middle of the desert.
He didn’t have a cell phone, so he began to hike back. After some time, Aron met a family of hikers. They gave Aron food and water and called for help.
Soon, Aron was on an emergency helicopter that took him to the hospital
Aron lost his arm that day, but he learned a lot about himself. He also learned that the most important thing in life is relationships.
When he almost died, thinking about his family and future son helped him not give up.
He still climbs mountains and does other adventure sports.
Aron also travels the world and talks about his experience to schools and businesses. In 2010, Aron and his wife had a baby boy named Leo. Aron believes that Leo saved his life back in 2003.