One for the Road (04/03/07)

A collection of “intimate essays and prose poetry” about life as a female climber — sounds like an interesting combo for the memoir of an adventurous athlete, no? But that is exactly how Steph Davis’ new book is described by her publisher. High Infatuation: A Climber’s Guide to Love and Gravity gathers new and previously released material that touches on “universal themes of life, love, friendship and personal empowerment” all told through the lens of an expert climber.

This concert pianist turned risk-taking rock climber is now respected as one of the world’s most accomplished in her sport. Davis has been profiled in publications including Outside, Men’s Journal, W Magazine, and Sports Illustrated and is sponsored by brands like Mammut, Patagonia and Clif Bar.

And lucky Gadling readers near Bellingham, WA can head over to Village books where Davis will be appearing this evening.