One of the most accomplished female climbers in the world writes on life, love, friendship and personal empowerment as expressed through climbing.
Author: Steph Davis
Softcover; 189 pages; black-and-white photographs
The Mountaineers Books; copyright 2007
Steph Davis left university life and a potential career as a concert pianist to become a ''dirtbag climber''. Her incredible accomplishments include first ascents in Pakistan, Patagonia, Baffin Island and Kyrgyzstan. as well as becoming the first woman to free climb the huge Salathe wall on El Capitan in Yosemite and the first woman to summit Torre Egger in Patagonia. Much more than a chronicle of achievements, Davis' memoir speaks of a compelling desire for boundless adventure and of the seamless bond between the human spirit and the natural world. Climbing, self and relationships weave together to form a tapestry as Davis poignantly and poetically relays her story.