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  • Author:
    Steph Davis
  • ISBN:
    1451652054
  • ISBN13:
    978-1451652055
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  • Publisher:
    Touchstone; Second printing edition (April 2, 2013)
  • Pages:
    304 pages
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    Arts & Literature
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  • Rating:
    4.4
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When professional rock climber Steph Davis started skydiving, she discovered new love, hope, and joy in letting go. It’s not so surprising that on the day of my fifth wedding anniversary I would be crouched in the open door of a. .

When professional rock climber Steph Davis started skydiving, she discovered new love, hope, and joy in letting go. It’s not so surprising that on the day of my fifth wedding anniversary I would be crouched in the open door of an airplane.

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Learning to Fly isn't just an adventure but a woman's story of risk-taking and self-discovery, with love at its heart.

From her early tentative skydives, to zipping into her first wingsuit, to surviving devastating accidents against the background of breathtaking cliffs, to soaring beyond her past limits, she discovers new hope and joy in letting go. Learning to Fly isn't just an adventure but a woman's story of risk-taking and self-discovery, with love at its heart.

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When professional rock climber Steph Davis started skydiving, she discovered new love, hope, and joy in letting go.“It’s not so surprising that on the day of my fifth wedding anniversary I would be crouched in the open door of an airplane, thirteen thousand feet above the Colorado plains, about to jump out. That coincidence of timing really wasn’t.” Steph Davis is a superstar in the climbing community and has ascended some of the world’s most awe-inspiring peaks. But when her husband makes a controversial climb in a national park, the media fallout—and the toll it takes on her marriage—suddenly leaves her without a partner, a career, a source of income...or a purpose. In the company of only her beloved dog, Fletch, Davis sets off on a search for a new identity and discovers skydiving. Though falling out of an airplane is completely antithetical to the climber’s control she’d practiced for so long, she turns each daring jump into an opportunity to fly, first as a skydiver, then as a base jumper, and finds herself indelibly changed. As she opens herself to falling, she also finds the strength to open herself to love again, even in the wake of heartbreak. And before too long, she fortuitously meets someone who shares her passions. Learning to Fly is Davis’s fascinating account of her transformation. From her early tentative skydives, to zipping into her first wingsuit, to surviving devastating accidents against the background of breathtaking cliffs, to soaring beyond her past limits, she discovers new hope and joy in letting go. Learning to Fly isn’t just an adventure but a woman’s story of risk-taking and self-discovery, with love at its heart.

Dianazius
I started Davis's book with anticipate of climbing anecdotes; epic sends and frightful epiphanies up on the wall. Childishly I felt a little bait & switch when the memoir started pivoting around skydiving and base jumping, something I personally have no interested in taking part in. I mean, after all, she's cranking a beautiful splitter on the cover, right??
Come full circle and Davis's book not only sunk it's hooks into me, but it left me with days of fruitful contemplation, self-reflextion and a newfound insight into a sport/activity that I knew little about. Thankfully, those climbing stories also showed up... in spades! Oh how the old adage rings true, "don't judge a book by it's cover."
If you're looking for streamline, elegant prose look elsewhere. But if you are ready to be moved by someone's personal journey about a rise from confusion and into clarity, pick this one up.
Bluecliff
I was in a bad spot, rock bottom is over used but it's the only way to describe it. S***ty job that barely paid my rent, cheating girlfriend, morbidly obese, raging alcoholic. That was me, after reading this book it helped me realize that overcoming those problems was my way to happiness and I had no one to blame for my extreme depression and anger but myself. You can't control other people's actions, but you can control being around them or having them in your life and how you respond to adversity. This isn't just about skydiving (although once I lost the weight I tried it, AMAZING!!!!) it's about learning to be who you are and enjoy all that life has to offer. The ups and downs of your journey are just as important as where you end up. Fantastic read from start to finish.
Alien
I found this book to be very enjoyable yet gripping at times. There's adventure, there's humor, there's pet's, who doesn't like that ?...If you're a climber/skydiver/Base jumper I think you will enjoy this book...If not,..I think you're still in luck.
This book had no trouble holding my attention. I rapidly tore through it, finding it very difficult to put down. If you're a climber or retired climber you will especially appreciate the climbing sections. While reading the free soloing sections I almost felt as if I was there....my heart would race a bit and I found my hands sweating....I'm still not sure if the anxiety I felt while reading was due to fear for her (despite her great talent and meticulous preparation) or that it just reminded me of various dicey situations I gotten my own self into on climbs years ago where I thought my doom was imminent ! ;-).. ... ... She goes in detail on her mind set and preparation for such climbs which I found great reading....and certainly could be applied to other facets of life...

As for the sky diving, BASE jumping and wing suit flying ,..none of which I knew anything about,..I thought the author did a great job of explaining the process of getting involved in such endeavors. It was exciting to read as she rapidly progressed. I would think this would be great required reading for someone thinking of pursuing these sports... Wing suit videos are all over the internet,..but it was nice to read about some of the nuts and bolts and what it really takes to get going in that sport.......Again,... while reading the author does such a great job of describing everything,..you feel like you are there failing through space along with her....
I bought authors earlier book, "High Infatuation" with this and recommend reading it first. This book follows it nicely. I also debated on the hardcover vs. Kindle edition...I'm glad I went with the hardcover as I found myself flipping back and forth often, especially the pictures...and it will be nice to have it on a book shelf as warrants a re-read in the future. I also found myself going to the internet to watch the authors various video's that pertained to that section of the book I was reading...While the footage is no doubt amazing to watch, the old adage holds true..The book is better than the movie...To close, while it goes without saying that Steph Davis is a tremendously talented, hardworking, meticulous athlete,...she is also a gifted story teller.
Binthars
The most inspiring, heart-wrenching, candid, and touching book I have ever read. I will never forget Steph's outlook on life after reading this, probably because I'll read it 10 more times. Being a climber and an aspiring sky diver, Steph Davis is my biggest hero but not because she is so badass (because she is) but because she lives her life with such grace. I truly look up to her in every way. I really hope I get to meet her one day. Thank you for changing my life, Steph. Your memoir is a masterpiece. A perfect balance of adventure, suspense, explanation, humor, emotion, and love.
Gaua
I really enjoyed this book. I found it at the Denver airport while I was wasting time because of a flight delay. I love that her life is so outside the box. I love the mountains but am afraid of heights so he mountain climbing, parachute flying, base jumping life style is great to read about. I get to vicariously live through her adventures. I love the way her life is simple. It's about the climb, the experiences, the challenges and being out in and on God's beautiful creation. I love that she had (has) no TV. I am sometimes guilty of watching life instead of living it. Steph has inspired me. I just turn 50 last year but I have 20 plus more years for adventure. Thanks Steph, great book. Thanks for sharing your life.
Hǻrley Quinn
I have climbed for some 40 years, a fan of Steph for 15, and was expecting a good read. But this was much more. It flows, as she opens her heart, her very soul, to the reader, who is pulled from triumph to tragedy and back again. In the end, one feels drained, but happy, as when arriving at the chill spot after the crux of a wild climb. Can't wait for the next installment of her most adventurous life...
Zeks Horde
This is the second of Steph's books I have read. Both are great reads but I believe this one (LTF) is stronger.

I read through LTF in a weekend, I couldn't put it down. Steph's insights into the base jumping, sky diving and climbing community are fascinating. While I expected the adventure sports angle, I was struck at how personal and human this book is. Starting with a a huge career set back and then mourning a failing marriage Steph brings the reader with her as she searches for (and eventually finds) hope.

Read this book. You will enjoy it even if you have no desire to climb a cliff or jump from a plane.