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High Infatuation (A Climber's Guide to Love and Gravity)
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High Infatuation (A Climber's Guide to Love and Gravity)

High Infatuation (A Climber's Guide to Love and Gravity)

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Object Title: High Infatuation (A Climber's Guide to Love and Gravity)

Manufacturer: Steph Davis (The Mountaineers Books)

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Created/Edited: Sep 19, 2009 / Sep 19, 2009

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Book Summary

High Infatuation begins with Steph Davis leaving her college and piano studies to become a full-time climber. She chronicles in short essays some of her ascents and free climbs interspersed with her photos and thoughts about why she climbs and why she pushes herself so hard to keep doing more. You climb with her on the Salathe Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite, Torre Egge in Patagonia, the lesser known but awe-inspiring frozen Joshua Tower on Baffin Island and many other mountains in the world. Some of her climbing decisions are impulsive even incredulous but rational as she later explains. The reader will go with her as she runs, climbs and plans her adventures, feels fear, overcomes fears and succeeds!

Product Details

Price: $16.95

Paperback: 190 pages

Author: Steph Davis

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

Year Published: 2007

Language: English
ISBN: 13:978-1-59485-065-3



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silversummitA short, good read!

Voted 5/5

Steph Davis’ background definitely drew me in especially since she attended college a few miles from where I grew up and actually did her first climbs where I once first climbed. Overall, I enjoyed reading about her first ascents, especially her Baffin Island experience which seemed almost unbearably cold to me! She is an amazing person who knows herself quite keenly and as such, demands more than anyone I know.

I did find the ‘jumping around in time’ in the essays disconcerting and I’m much too grounded (literally) in life so I found myself begging for more details about her life, how she does it all. But because she is probably at the zenith of her climbing career she really doesn’t have to have any semblance of home and traditional trappings.

This is a great book for insight into why someone climbs and how someone find the inner strength to achieve one’s goal.
Posted Sep 19, 2009 4:41 pm

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