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Steph Davis    

Free Solo Climber & Base Jumper; First Woman to Free Climb the Salathe Wall on El Capitan; Author

Steph Davis's resume of climbing achievements spans 25 years. She was the first woman to free climb the Salathe Wall on El Capitan, and the second woman to free climb El Cap in under 24 hours. She has established first ascents around the world of difficult rock climbs and high-altitude mountains from Yosemite to the Karakorum.

Few climbers practice the high risk style of free solo climbing, using no ropes or protective gear. Davis is the most accomplished female free soloist in the world and is also one of world’s top wingsuit base jumpers. She is one of just a few people in the world, and the only woman, combining free solo climbing with base jumping.

From an unusual start as a classically trained pianist with a Master’s degree in literature, Davis chose to leave law school in order to pursue climbing full time. She has become one of the most successful professional climbers in the world.

Davis has written two memoirs, "High Infatuation" and "Learning to Fly," and curates a blog with a focus on community, health and wellness, simple living and travel. She owns and operates Climb2Fly Productions in Moab, Utah, a climbing and base jumping stunt company.

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The Sky is Not the Limit

We are all asked to do impossible things–“impossible” often just means you haven’t figured it out yet. Pushing past the edge is what Steph Davis does on a daily basis: she climbs mountains and flies off them in a squirrel suit.

Steph shares her story of following a simple passion for climbing rocks to becoming an icon in the extreme sports world. She offers tools we can all use to take on big problems, to work through fear and to manage risk.

Steph’s message of facing challenge with humility, focus and determination is accompanied by jaw-dropping imagery that will take your group out of the conference room and to the highest peaks around the world, and will inspire everyone to rethink the meaning of “impossible”.

Format: multimedia keynote presentation, 45 minutes with option for Q&A.

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