ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado adventurer is going Hollywood after his story about amputating his arm to escape from a remote canyon inspired a movie.

Aron Ralston appears Wednesday on the NBC game show “Minute to Win It” and plans to attend the Academy Awards on Sunday.

The movie about his ordeal, “127 Hours,” has been nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor.

Ralston cut off his right arm after it became pinned under a boulder in a Utah canyon in 2003. He feared he wouldn’t be found and would die there if he didn’t get free.

The Aspen Times reports Ralston is donating his winnings from the game show to the Colorado conservation group Wilderness Workshop.

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  1. Jessica says:

    Aron is such an awesome guy and such an inspirational story! I love 127 Hours and I hope it gets the Oscar it deserves! I’m also super excited to see him on that NBC show Minute To Win It! That’s my favorite game show and to have him on it is just gonna be so cool! Everyone make sure to watch and support Aron February TONIGHT on Minute To Win It on NBC at 8/7c!!! Check it out!

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