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The Lost World

Mar 2, 2015

Hi Steph, I’m elena. A few months ago I read your book about your climbing experience (or life experience, it’s hard to tell). It had a strong impact on my life. When I was a child, I loved climbing trees. It was a passion, something deep and warm – on trees I felt safe, and the more they were hard (there are also hard trees ) the bigger was the challenge. I grew up and became too big for trees. I cried a lot, cause I felt I lost one of the most important things I had. Then many things…

Mind Game

Feb 28, 2015

I finally got around to reading your “Fear Chronicles” posts that I have been hearing good things about. I really want to thank you for them…Thank you. I feel like I’ve been struggling for years with the mind game/fear on the sharp end, I think there has been incremental growth for me in this, but I have a lot of impatience with the back and forth of the process. And at times feelings of inferiority…looking at other climbers (such as yourself) and assuming that they don’t grapple with those things. I think the thing I am most grateful for in…


Synthetic Addict Slippers

Feb 23, 2015

Hey Steph, I’ve been a huge fan of yours since I started climbing 4 years ago and you’ve been a huge influence on me in many many ways, from rock climbing to being VEGAN! I’ve been vegetarian for a couple years but I started being fully vegan around September of 2014 and I love it. When I initially stopped eating meat, I was greatly influenced by your mentality and view on cruelty free and amazing vegan food! So thank you very much for that. But I digress haha. My main reason for emailing you is to ask you a question…

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How to Make Gingerberry Kombucha

Feb 13, 2015

This is partly a recipe, partly a procedure. I love kombucha, especially “gingerberry” flavor which is a mix of ginger and blueberry. Mostly I like the taste, with the vinegary, fizzy flavor, and I also believe in the health benefits of probiotics and fermented food, so I really enjoy drinking kombucha tea. But those little bottles get expensive quick, at $4-something a pop, when you are buying them, so I decided to learn how to make my own. There is an upfront investment in bottles, but it becomes inexpensive and very easy once you get your systems dialed. With your…


Diva Cup Care

Feb 11, 2015

Hey Steph, I am hoping you can answer this email before i leave for Bali on March 4. I just got a diva cup and I love it. I know you use one, and I am hoping you can give me some advice for cleaning and sanitizing it while on the road. I’ll be in Bali for the month of March, so any advice would be great! I’m also a vegan, who enjoys yoga and whitewater kayaking. Your blog is awesome and I love reading from a likeminded lady! Thanks, Annabell From Asheville, NC Hi Annabell, I have a Keeper…


Mammoth Mountain Film Award

Feb 11, 2015

I’m excited to learn that Crazy Beautiful Thing won Best Short Film at the 2015 Mammoth Mountain Film Festival. Crazy Beautiful Thing from steph davis on Vimeo. It was a pleasure to shoot this film in Moab, just a few miles away from my house, with Mike Call, and Boone and Bailey Speed (and Cajun). Big thanks to prAna, Evolv and for supporting it!


weBoost Connect Signal Booster

Feb 9, 2015

I live in Moab, but I have a small off-the-grid octagonal house near Indian Creek on 20 acres of land. When I was writing “Learning to Fly” I had the idea that I would be able to write the book very easily if I had a writer’s cabin, so I decided to use some of the book advance to build it (I already had the land). Building projects being what they are, the book was done before the cabin was….but, maybe for the next book. There is a little bit of cell service at the cabin, but at a very…


Risk and Preparation

Feb 9, 2015

Hi Steph, I thought I should write to you only if I have something specific to ask, because everything else will sound selfish and a waste of your time, but maybe not. However this sounds I have read your books, followed your climbs and your blog. I enjoy the way you think and live. You already know you are an inspiration for many. When I read your books or watch your interviews – you will understand that, because you read a lot yourself – it’s like having a favourite author because everything he/she says and the way he/she says it…


Comfortable Harness for Women

Jan 30, 2015

Hello Steph, I really enjoy reading your blog and your books (I seriously hope more books will come…). My fiancé and I started outdoor climbing a little more than a year ago and we are know starting to do multi-pitches. We did our first multi-pitch at Crazy Horse in Thailand, an easy and fun 2 pitches. The point was to see how we work as a team and it turned out to be a successful, exciting and fun experience! We do everything we can to be as safe as possible triple checking each other, educating ourselves and taking the maximum…


Climbing Blocks

Jan 29, 2015

Greetings, Steph- I have long been a visitor of your site, and your book is well-loved and dog-earred on my shelf. I am writing to you at what feels something like my “darkest hour” of climbing–I am at a point so low that I now fear my relationship with the sport is permanently damaged. I began climbing approximately 10 years ago. In the last several years, I started bonding with some incredible friends who are equally interested in making climbing fun and training to reach our limits. At first, this was fantastic. It was always a pleasure to go, to…