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Moab Wedding?

Sep 15, 2014

Hey Steph, I know that you’re a Moab local and was wondering if you could give me some insight into some beautiful places that are easy to access in the area? I’m getting married in October, in Moab, but have no clue where, specifically. We’re having a really small, simple wedding with about 10 people, our older parents (that don’t hike) and young daughter (that does), included. We make it down to Moab often enough, but don’t really hike or camp far from climbing areas. We’re planning on heading down sometime in the next couple of weeks to look around.…

Stories

Sep 15, 2014

Dear Steph, I just finished reading your book High Infatuation and I’ve now started reading Learning to Fly… Your stories are so inspirational to me and have come into my life at such a crucial point. Thank you for sharing yourself through your writing. Climbing is everything to me and you are such an amazing role model. Anything is possible and I choose the simple life. Keep writing down your stories! They mean so much to the people fortunate enough to stumble upon them. You are awesome! Sending love, Meredith Thanks for writing to me, Meredith, I will Steph

Gratitude For Your Rad-itude

Sep 14, 2014

Steph! My name is Hannah, and I just made up that pun right now. I’ve been meaning to send you a note since I read your new book. My sister who has a brand new climbing addiction sent it to me. I would try to read it before bed and then get so excited I would be google searching where the nearest plane I could jump out of was. Anyway I was living in the big island of Hawaii and apparently we have enough to worry about with hurricanes and volcanoes that people aren’t trying to heighten the experience with…

Inspiration

Sep 14, 2014

Hi Steph, I wanted to drop you an email to let you know what an inspiration you are. I have known your name for years, but only recently read your two books. They were both fantastic. They gave the reader great insight into your personality traits and lifestyle decisions that allowed you to accomplish such great achievements. I enjoyed reading them much more than the typical climbing books which just focus on the facts (who did what) rather than emotions and the mind (what drove them to do it). Your fan base is diverse. I am a 37 year-old married…

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Big Wall/Backcountry Bathrooms

Sep 13, 2014

Hi Steph, I love reading your blog and I love the questions you get from other women. So, my question has to do with spending the night on the wall with other climbers specifically guys. I don’t have any female climbing partners and so no one else to really ask this question to… How on earth do you go to the bathroom on the wall? Is there any privacy at all? I am headed to climb down in the Cochamo with someone I barely know and we are planning on doing some multi day routes. I’m just curious if there…

Vegan Hi

Sep 13, 2014

Hi Steph: I just found your website and it is so amazing and inspirational. I’ve been vegan now for about 10 years and have visited many vegan and sports-related sites over the years, but I think yours is absolutely one of the best. You are such a wonderful role model on many fronts. I love your simple approach to life. We’ll try your recipes as well…the first being the soft pretzels and then the scones. I look forward to future postings. Cheers! Rob Thanks Rob, I hope you like those recipes, they are two of my favorites: along with the…

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Sunjack Portable Solar Charger

Sep 11, 2014

We all want easy, reliable charging for our iphones, helmet cams and istuff. I haven’t had a lot of luck in the past with solar chargers and phone chargers, and I blame it entirely on myself because I have no patience for gadgetry that’s complicated or for things like reading directions. I mean come on, I’m real busy rock climbing and jumping off cliffs and stuff! The Sunjack Solar Charger comes with a single sheet of information: 5 bullet points about what it does and 3 tips (the first tip is to angle the solar panel toward the sun–you can…

Hi From Switzerland!

Sep 11, 2014

Dear Steph Unfortunately, I can’t ask you a question, because there would be so many so that I’m not able to pick out the ‘right’ one. I would like to say it’s so great and I have the highest respect of your performance and archievement in climbing! Many greets from Switzerland; I’m not the Swiss Machine Ueli Steck; just a fan of you and him. Last week I went to the ‘Schilthorn’…, of course, that has nothing to do with climbing…; but nice anyway..:-) best wishes eric Hello Eric, Thanks for the email, it’s nice to hear from someone in…

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Adventure Hikes With Dogs

Sep 3, 2014

Hello Steph Davis, I’m a big fan of things you enjoy. I have read of your adventures spread out over the years and have always enjoyed your outlook on your experiences. I’ve been having this sort of deep and thoughtful contemplation about America and how much I miss the landscape. I have been living in Australia for 6 years, the thought of a multi year grand adventure back to America is on my mind, but I have two beautiful dogs I don’t want to leave behind. In Australia, any beautiful park, any crag, most beaches, they don’t allow dogs. I…

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Adrenaline Rush

Aug 31, 2014

Hey Steph! I am curious about your thoughts on the effects of so many consecutive adrenaline rushes on new skydivers. I am learning to skydive and am in my second week. I’m doing 1-3 jumps a day, 3 or 4 days a week. I never thought that much about adrenaline before and am realizing how TIRED I am at the end of a 3-jump day. I’ve taken a couple rest days and it’s kind of hard for me to “let” myself take the day off, when I have no injury or obvious reason not to jump- but I’m realizing it’s…