Climbing, Base Jumping
Favorite Mammut Gear:
Moses biners, Contact slings, Serenity rope
Favorite Climbing Area:
The Diamond, Longs Peak, CO
Steph is known for her free ascents of El Capitan, testpiece cracks in the Moab desert, free solos of the Longs Peak Diamond and desert towers, and alpine and first ascents in South America, the Karakorum and the Arctic. She was the first woman to free climb the Salathe Wall on El Capitan, and the second woman to free El Cap in a day. She made the first one day ascent of Torre Egger in Patagonia, and was the first woman to summit the peak.
Steph is also an avid BASE jumper and wingsuit pilot. She is the only woman in the world to be combining free soloing with BASE, and has specialized in climbing and jumping desert towers.
Steph’s first book High Infatuation was published by The Mountaineers. Her second book, Learning to Fly, will be released by Touchstone/Simon & Schuster in 2013.