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by Steph Davis


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Steph Davis is one of the top female climbers in the world and has accomplished several firsts for women in the sport so I was excited to get her book and read about her experiences.

The Bulletin (Bend, OR)). writings reveal a woman given to impulses, seeking outlandish challenges and daring to be different. Klamath Falls Herald&News). Steph Davis is one of the top female climbers in the world and has accomplished several firsts for women in the sport so I was excited to get her book and read about her experiences. When I bought the book I had expected it to be more of a memoir, but I have to say I was really pleased with the essay format.

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As climber Steph Davis recounts her many adventures, travels, routes, and hang-ups, High Infatuation becomes a sort of journal, a stockpile of experience and reflection

As climber Steph Davis recounts her many adventures, travels, routes, and hang-ups, High Infatuation becomes a sort of journal, a stockpile of experience and reflection. When I began reading the book, I expected a standard narrative, a chronological movement through her climbing life. com User, June 5, 2007.

Davis's book High Infatuation: A Climber's Guide to Love and Gravity. After four years of working on the project, Davis published Learning to Fly: An Uncommon Memoir of Human Flight, Unexpected Love, and One Amazing Dog in March 2013. Written after her difficult break up with Potter, it is about how she recovered from the loss of her partner and financial stability and used her developing love of skydiving to overcome her fear.

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Steph Davis takes risks, trusts her impulses, makes decisions based on what feels right and never looks back.

In her second book, Steph Davis gives us an intimate look into her marriage with Dean Potter and how his controversial climb of Delicate Arch put a strain on their relationship, her career, and caused her to question her own identity

In her second book, Steph Davis gives us an intimate look into her marriage with Dean Potter and how his controversial climb of Delicate Arch put a strain on their relationship, her career, and caused her to question her own identity. This causes her to set out on her own with her dog, Fletch, in hopes of finding something to define her identity. She ends up falling in love with skydiving and eventually BASE jumping. This proves to be ironic, since both of these sports are all about what climbers fear and avoid as much as possible-falling

High Infatuation is partly a history of growing up in the climbing world, partly a book of adventure tales, but mostly an effort to figure out how things fit together.

High Infatuation is partly a history of growing up in the climbing world, partly a book of adventure tales, but mostly an effort to figure out how things fit together. sign me up. These are my sponsors. They are fabulous! My Story.

Throughout her life, Steph Davis has chosen to take risks, to trust her impulses, to make decisions based on what .

Throughout her life, Steph Davis has chosen to take risks, to trust her impulses, to make decisions based on what feels right inside-and never look back. Studying to be a concert pianist, she quit music the day she was introduced to rock climbing

High Infatuation is a collection of journal entries, photos and published articles by Davis as she finished difficult climbs through the years.

High Infatuation is a collection of journal entries, photos and published articles by Davis as she finished difficult climbs through the years.

* A collection of vivid, intimate essays and prose poetry on the universal themes of life, love, friendship, personal empowerment, and more, told through a career in climbing* 40 percent of these pieces debut here for the first time* Davis has been profiled in publications including Outside, Men's Journal, W Magazine, and Sports Illustrated.Throughout her life, Steph Davis has chosen to take risks, to trust her impulses, to make decisions based on what feels right inside -- and never look back. Studying to be a concert pianist, she quit music the day she was introduced to rock climbing. Later, she abandoned the respectability of university life and pursuit of a law degree to become a "dirtbag climber," living out of her grandmother's hand-me-down Oldsmobile sedan with Fletcher, a heeler mix dog. Today, through courage and perseverance, Davis is a high-profile athlete whose sponsors have included Patagonia, Mammut, Clif Bar, Five Ten and Cascade Designs. In High Infatuation, Davis writes on the universal themes of life, love, friendship, personal empowerment, and more, told through a career in climbing. We wait with her in the tent through weeks of rain, wind, snow, and sleet, hoping for the weather to improve in the mountains of Patagonia, then race with her up a towering rock wall of Yosemite's El Capitan in a single day. More than adventure stories, these pieces reveal Davis' soul. They draw us into her struggles with safety, independence, ambition, and compassion. By following the journey of this remarkable woman, we learn what it means to live a truly adventurous life.

Comments: (7)

Ochach
Excellent book written by world class climber Steph Davis. I am also a climber and some of the prose really speaks to me. Steph is a talented writer, rare for a world class athlete. my only criticism is that this is a collection of articles and they are not dated, making it hard for me to follow. This is an exceptional read, a must for all climbers, an inspiration.
Tamesya
I read High Infatuation as a way to gain some inspiration to keep me rock climbing and also to get some insight into the sport. Steph Davis is one of the top female climbers in the world and has accomplished several firsts for women in the sport so I was excited to get her book and read about her experiences. When I bought the book I had expected it to be more of a memoir, but I have to say I was really pleased with the essay format.

High Infatuation is a collection of journal entries, photos and published articles by Davis as she finished difficult climbs through the years. While I probably would have preferred the essays to be in chronological order, or at least given more background so we understood where she was at the time and where she was coming from, I don't think it was necessary. Once I got to the end of the book I could see why she ordered it the way she did. If I had to read six essays about Patagonia in a row, I may have ended up getting bored with the book. Each of her quests was amazing to read about, with the last one (the Salathe wall in Yosemite) being my favorite. Her attempt of the Salathe in Yosemite was a difficult climb for her and it made me realize that even the pros still have challenges when it comes to climbing (that's why they're still climbing, right?).

The photos in the book really helped me to understand better what she was talking about. They also made me want to get out and climb right away. Unfortunately my climbing partner has a bruised rib so we haven't been out in a few weeks, but hopefully we'll get out there before the weather gets too much warmer (it was 103 here yesterday!). This book definitely inspired me as much as I hoped it would ... but it also made me realize how much I still have to learn about rock climbing. There are about ten techniques I have written down that I have to go look up now and beg someone to teach me about. But then I just have to remind myself that Steph Davis has been climbing for more than 15 years and I feel a little better about my novice climbing skills.

In the book I also loved the short clips she included. There was one about running that was only about two paragraphs long, but it was a beautiful image of running and why it feels so great. If you're a climber and want some inspiration (and tons of words you may not have heard before), then I'd recommend checking out this book.
Saimath
Great read, huge fan of Steph. Good insights into what being a climber is all about, and how having an all consuming obsession can affect the rest of your life. Been there, still there, haha
Gavirus
A well written climbing book of personal triumph. I loved that it felt raw, and transparently awesome while reading. A lot to connect to regardless of your own background.
Helo
Steph is a free and creative writer, I love that about this book. You get to know her, you get to know the world of climbing a little better, and you get to know that it's okay to follow your heart. Unlike Lynn Hill's book (which I also loved), this book is less matter-of-fact and more experiential and emotional, while also telling of daring adventures in technical climbing. Especially if you're a lady climber (but even if you're not)--go read it and be inspired!! Also Steph's blog, of the same name, is great as well!
Samuhn
I ordered this book last week and received it just in time for prime rainy weekend reading. First off great book. Steph describes climbs in Pakistan, Patagonia, Kyrgyzstan and across the United States in great detail and with a different lens (read female) than most climbing books. I was so pleased to see that she included information not just about the rock and routes, but about the cultures she visited and the people she met. I like reading about climbing, but for me climbing has always been a vehicle, or a reason to travel and keep moving, to lead a healthy life, to be a good person. I think Steph captured this notion in her book. There are short essays included on a variety of topics that seemed like they were journal entries at one time. She has such a unique view of things sometimes so different than myself, but other times just the same. I gave the book 5 stars but I wish it was longer. Her description of her trip to Pakistan could have been a decent length book by itself. Great work Steph! I hope I can convince my sister to read it.
Yahm
The book is gripping! Full of intense stories of summit conquests, climbing adventures, and even deeper life questions that probably we all have pondered from time to time. I liked Steph's approach to life -- simple focus on nature, a very non-materialistic existence, and obsession of climbing projects. It gives a very true depiction of how grueling, hard and demanding climbing actually is. It takes a special type of person to continuously engage in something so painful and demanding but also rewarding. Inspirational book and a very fast read.
I'm not a climber but fell in love with this book. I have a few extras at my house to share with friends that are looking for a bit of inspiration or push to greatness.

This isn't a book about 'look what I did' or 'causation of world class talent to everyday citizens,' rather a great story about hard work, perseverance and pure will.

An inspiring, hard to put down, incredibly detailed but accessible tale. Loved it.
High Infatuation: A Climber's Guide to Love and Gravity download epub
Mountaineering
Author: Steph Davis
ISBN: 1594850658
Category: Sports & Outdoors
Subcategory: Mountaineering
Language: English
Publisher: Mountaineers Books (March 9, 2007)
Pages: 190 pages