How could someone be so passionate towards and would never stop doing, or even thinking about, outdoor actions? Ralston saturated his live with mountaineering, skiing, rafting, canyoneering, everything that you can or can't think of for the outdoors. The dedication is so impressive.
Maybe these are the drives behind: "...... open to what that day was giving me and accept it", and "...... open to whatever was there for me to discover led to awareness and delight, even when conditions were rough". Challenges and situations are overcome one by one, yet another challenge comes up. Ralston's freeing himself and getting himself out of the canyon, improvising what equipment he had with him and what skills he had about the outdoors, demonstrates that he had been born for adventures.
What Erik Meijer, one hiker from Holland that Ralston met when hiking out of the Canyon who had helped him, said about Ralston, are probably the attributes of Ralston that had got him out of the entrapment and found rescue: "He exactly knew what he was doing, what he wanted and where his limits were even after going through all this", and it seems that these are much related to his passion for adventure.