The most important thing I learned from the book is to embrace your own inner climber. Which is really another way of saying follow your bliss—wherever it may lead. Stop feeling guilty about what makes you happy and pursue it with all your heart. The rest will fall into place. As Brittany Griffith says in her profile, once you align everything else in your life around the thing you love—in this case, climbing—all the other important aspects, like relationships, job, family and recreation, become properly aligned, as well.
What do you want people to consider after reading this book? Our heroes are just other human beings who have had the courage, grit and determination to craft their lives around their passions. All of us have it in our power to move more in that direction. And I also believe this book offers girls and young women powerful, confident role models to emulate and mirror.
Everyone needs those kinds of examples in this society.
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Talk about the challenges of getting these shots. The biggest challenge of this project was scheduling. Seriously, trying to schedule climbers is a lot like herding cats, except with cats, you can actually count on them to show up for a meal once in a while. Professional climbers live to climb, and everything else—including meals—is strictly secondary.
So, I spent a huge amount of time pressing climbers to commit to dates and locations. It was also physically demanding. So, we borrowed a single foot-long piece of static rope for the project, and we started rappelling from the top down. The Pucker Factor is what climbers call the sensation when you walk to the edge of a high, vertiginous drop like the Black Canyon and contemplate going over the edge.
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One look down, and your butt puckers up so badly you can barely walk, and your brain starts shouting, in no uncertain terms, that dangling so far above the ground on such a slender thread is a very bad, in fact, insane idea. So, Madeleine, Kate and I rappelled over the edge, fixing the feet of rope at strategic points on the vertical wall as we went. When we ran out of static line, the women rappelled two more pitches on their own rope, then started climbing back up toward me. I photographed them as they climbed by ascending the fixed line, then pulling it up, and stuffing it into a large haul bag as I went.
Along the edges of the route, there are huge stacks of loose rock so precariously balanced you could literally pull a ton of rock down on yourself just by brushing against the wrong piece. There is continual danger of rock fall coming down from above. In places, the wall was so overhanging I was simply dangling in space, not touching anything, and when that happens, you start to spin due to the twisting and untwisting of the rope. Another nagging concern is that the static line, as strong as it is, could be sawing on a sharp edge somewhere above.
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But, of course, you have to lock these thoughts firmly in the back of your mind and concentrate on capturing the image that really nails the experience. Switch to the mobile version of this page.
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