Ralston's severed hand was retrieved and cremated. He returned to Blue John Canyon and spread the ashes near the boulder that claimed it.
Ralston described the knife he used to amputate his arm as "the kind you get with a $15 flashlight and it's free, which is probably how I got it."
Ralston has written a book about the event that made him famous entitled Between a Rock and a Hard Place.
Ralston stars in a commercial for Miller Lite as a Member of the Square Table creating Man-Laws. (2006)