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Homemade Granola

Dec 14, 2014

No storebought granola tastes as good as this, and you can also make it with only top notch ingredients! I promise you will love this granola, and you will be amazed at how fast and easy it is to make. I like to eat it with my own soy/almond/brown rice milk. It also makes a great gift, along with the recipe attached to the bag or jar, for those looking for a not-so-consumeristic present. After you’ve made this recipe once or twice, you’ll realize it’s perfectly fine to add or modify things (for example, use different nuts, add flax seed…


The Fear Chronicles 4

Nov 30, 2014

There’s one question we all have, and it gets talked about in different ways: why. Why do things that scare you? Why do things that are risky? Everyone seems to have a different perception of what’s scary, what’s risky, what is worth it, whatever “it” is. I read something I liked in a book today, Chips of Red Paint, which I got free for Kindle from Amazon (I read a lot of random books because they’re free for Kindle). “That’s how you accomplish things in life. You don’t sit around talking about it; you just do it. If you really…

Autographed Learning to Fly

Nov 30, 2014

Hello Steph! I’m an Italian girl of 28 years. I went to the mountains with my family since childhood but never do anything challenging. In 2009 I attended a course of hiking at the Section of the C.A.I. of my city. From that moment I began to attend more assiduously. In 2010 I started to approach climbing and at the same time I read my first book on it, your. In Italy is titled “Tra Vento e Vertigine” (Between Wind and Dizziness) I read it for the first time through the eyes of a little girl and now, I continue…

Small Thank You

Nov 30, 2014

Hi Steph, Finally, I read your book “High Infatuation”. Now, it’s time to go running but before that, I’d simply like to send you a small “Thank You !”. I hope it makes you smile as your book put a smile on my face. Bye. Kevin Yes it did! Thanks Kevin

High Infatuation

Nov 30, 2014

Hi Steph, I m a climber from Spain – right now living in Italy -. I just finished your book – High Infatuation – . I read it in 2-3 days, enjoying a lot the big-wall-battles stories -so thrilling!! – and feeling so identified with so many things you tell (about human nature and also about college stuff… I m quite on my 30’s crisis or Saturn’s return or something). It was very inspiring and touching so I felt the need of telling you Thanks for being there! Maribel Thank you Maribel! I’m glad you wrote! Steph

Climbing Fitness in the Off Season

Nov 30, 2014

Hello Steph. My name is Kassondra. I am from small town Eden, Utah. I love the great outdoors and everything it has to offer. Your writing is truly inspiring. I loved your first book, high infatuation- I read it 3 times and I am still pulling more from it. I really look forward to reading your new one. You are a wonderful role-model and I love your story and how you came to find your purpose. I consider moving to the desert and living out of my car even more after reading your book. I wanted to ask you how…

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The Fear Chronicles 3

Nov 23, 2014

It’s almost overwhelming finding a place to start talking about fear, what it does to us and what we do with it. I’ve really appreciated reading the comments and ideas from everyone on these posts, and more than anything I just want to initiate a conversation because it’s so interesting hearing ideas. When I first started climbing, I felt enormously frustrated at being stopped from doing things by fear. Like many climbers, it drove me nuts that I could climb things on toprope that I couldn’t climb on lead with the threat of a lead fall. As a rock climber…

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Eternal Contract Cycle

Nov 15, 2014

Dear Ms. Davis, I am a journalism major at the University of New Hampshire and an avid climber. As a writing test for an internship I am applying for at Climbing Magazine, I am writing an article on Clif Bar’s recent decision to drop you and four other athletes from Team Clif Bar for participating in free-soloing, BASE jumping, and highlining. I was wondering if you could answer a few question for me to add to the piece. 1) How will Clif Bar’s decision affect you? The climbing community? 2) Free-soloing, BASE jumping, and Sky-Diving are major parts of your…

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The Fear Chronicles 2

Nov 12, 2014

I started climbing in 1991 when I was taken out toproping at Carderock by a friend I met at the University of Maryland. In the first few months of climbing, I had no idea there was any other way to climb. Remember, we didn’t have climbing gyms and the internet at that time. A year later, I was on a student exchange at Colorado State in Fort Collins, and I was riding my bike to Horsetooth Reservoir and going on trips with friends to Devils Tower, Sinks Canyon and Vedauwoo, so I was starting to see there was a lot…

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The Fear Chronicles 1

Nov 8, 2014

As you may know, I’ve been running crack climbing clinics in Moab and Indian Creek for the last 3 years now. When people register, I ask them what they are most interested in learning. Invariably, at least one person (and usually a few) says, “I want to learn how to deal with fear when climbing.” I also receive a lot of interview requests from people as diverse as Bulgarian climbing websites to airplane magazines to yoga studios to weed growing journals, and the one question everyone asks is: “You do a lot of scary things. How do you deal with…