"Crazy Beautiful Thing" featuring Steph Davis

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The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 23, 2014 - 11:25am PT

http://www.prana.com/life/2014/06/22/steph-davis-crazy-beautiful-thing/
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Jun 23, 2014 - 12:34pm PT
really nice footage!


Is it just me, or all BASE jumper smiles totally infectious?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jun 23, 2014 - 12:38pm PT

Yes, that's crazy beautiful...
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Jun 23, 2014 - 12:44pm PT
Very nice. I really feel for her losing her mate. But based on the video, she seems to have put it into a perspective that works for her. That's what matters most.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 23, 2014 - 12:49pm PT
Steph does have an infectious smile. It was a pleasure working with this crew.

Credit: The Larry
couchmaster

climber
Jun 23, 2014 - 04:08pm PT
Nice vid. I thought that might have been your dog Slack Larry. Or maybe it's your dogs brother/sister?
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 23, 2014 - 04:15pm PT
No that's not Slack. That's Cajun. Steph's Rez rescue dog.
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Jun 23, 2014 - 05:02pm PT
Lovely.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jun 23, 2014 - 05:08pm PT
very nice. For some reason these days watching jumpers brings out the tears a little bit. I totally understand why you guys do it but I also understand intametly how final and ireversable early accidental death is. It is so, so much different than when our parents and grand parents complete their life cycles after liveing full lifes. When it goes wrong there is absolutly nothing you can say or do that will change what just happened and loseing a young person affects so many people.....
7SacredPools

Trad climber
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Jun 23, 2014 - 08:15pm PT
Well put tradmanclimbs.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 23, 2014 - 09:18pm PT
Nice work All!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jun 23, 2014 - 09:50pm PT
Yeah the Larry! Thanks for sharing. Steph seems like a great person.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jun 23, 2014 - 10:00pm PT
beautiful
alina

Trad climber
CA
Jun 24, 2014 - 01:06am PT
she nailed it: one jump (one climb) is not worth it... but climbing is worth it. the practice is bigger than one thing.
I just learned that a college friend of mine died while trail-running (fell, slipped down a cliff).
yanqui

climber
Balcarce, Argentina
Jun 24, 2014 - 03:47am PT
Poignant
Bad Climber

climber
Jun 24, 2014 - 06:04am PT
Wow. The practice is the thing. Indeed. I loved the line about the Mozart piece: When you master it and finally play it, that's not when you stop playing it. That's when you start.

Live on, Steph. May your chute always open and your landings be soft.

BAd
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Jun 24, 2014 - 09:35am PT
Thanks for posting that. Her books have been an inspiration, and if you've never read them, this video gives you a taste of some of the wisdom she has to offer.
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Jun 24, 2014 - 01:29pm PT
Steph Davis:

I would probably rather hit the ground doing something I love and be gone than be all alone at 87 years old in a hospital bed.

Why not live to be 87 years old surrounded by your friends and kids and grandkids?
aspendougy

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 24, 2014 - 02:45pm PT
Imagine being 87, maybe a bit slow, limited mobility, and you are at the bottom of crag, and then your great grand son or great grand daughter, maybe 9 years old, just sent a route, and they are bubbling over with fun.

Then right before you die, they tell you that they love you very much, and that you left them with a legacy of loving nature and adventure.

That might be even better than bottoming out doing something you love.
alina

Trad climber
CA
Jun 24, 2014 - 03:04pm PT
I think Steph's use of "all alone in a hospital bed" maybe reflects her choice to not have kids. So your picture of watching grand kids climbing is not her option.
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