STEPH DAVIS

Free Soloist & Base Jumper!

Date of birth: November 4, 1973 (age 42) 

Born:Illinois, U.S.

Residence: Moab, Utah, U.S.

Height:5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)

Weight: 120 pounds (54 kg)

Profession:  Rock Climber, Free Soloist, BASE jumper, Author 

Achievements:

Second woman to free climb El Capitan in a single day

First woman to free climb the Salathė Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite, Valley

First female ascent of Torre Egger

First woman to free solo The Diamond on Long's Peak

First woman to free solo 5.11+ grade

First woman to summit Fitz Roy in Patagonia

First woman to summit all 7 major peaks of the Fitzroy Range

"It's easy to confuse intense emotion with fear.  Intensity is what you came for; don't irrationally try to run away from it. You never know what's going to happen, even in the next second. Every decision you've made was the best one you could have made at the time: remember that when bad things happen. Things will not stop changing. No matter what, the only thing you can count on is yourself."

STEPH DAVIS PODCAST

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"Free soloing is a practice for life.

What I learned is that it is all about controlling what is going on in the brain.

There's a euphoria to finishing a long free solo. That's the only way I can describe it. I've never felt that with anything else I've done. But I always feel it after free soloing.

STEPH DAVIS VIDEOS

CHOICES is the portrait of an exceptional sportswoman who is not afraid to make decisions and who approaches her life as she approaches her climbing projects - as willing to compromise as necessary and as uncompromisingly as possible:

Climber and wingsuit pilot Steph Davis has an uncanny ability to focus her craft. Watch as she shares her story as part of the Garmin Women of Adventure campaign.

Steph Davis Free Solos Jah Man ( 5.10/5 pitches ) in Utah and BASE jumps from the top of the tower.

"It helps me to be by myself and do things that are committing, like risky things because that triggers a lot of thought. It helps me figure things out a little bit. The fear is the danger."

In this video Steph Davis talks about her life and the road that led her to the vertical world. 

Steph Davis shares her relationship with The Tombstone and her love of combining climbing with BASE jumping.

" Every time I jump the Tombstone, I feel a little different. I notice something a little different. You know, it's the practice. I would probably rather hit the ground doing something that I love and be gone, than be 85 uears old and be all alone in some hospital bed."

Steph Davis free solos North Chimney (5.11-) of Castleton Tower in Moab, Utah, and Pervertical Sanctuary (5.11a) on the Diamond of Longs Peak in Estes Park, Colorado

"The Diamond can be an intimidating place. There's some loose rock, the climbing is pretty steep. It's vertical or overhanging. If you fell off, you'd go down about 1,000 ft. If I think of falling, I can be distracted. I can't do that. The fear is the danger."

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