Aron Ralston is a smart guy. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and a former desk jockey at Intel, the Colorado-based climber is best known for a gruesome feat of engineering: severing his own arm below the elbow to free himself from a boulder in Utah's Bluejohn Canyon. But six years after becoming a media sensation, Ralston is still trying to come to grips with that day. And as smart as he is, he's having a hard time making sense of it all. The New York Times caught up with Ralston to discuss life after becoming one of the most famous survivors of all time. It's a fascinating read. And look for our own Ralston update in the April/May issue of NGA.