Hello From Grand Junction

Steph, Jamie Zartman here, D-2898, SCR 729. I live in Grand Junction after retiring. Back in the 70s', I loaned my parafoil to the late Carl Boenish during a jump meet in Lake Elsinore. I have always missed jumping and keep thinking about making one for my 70th birthday in October.


Hi Steph, I'm not really sure how to start this, so I'll just start with: you greatly inspire me and I truly believe reading your books has changed me and my life. I don't say that lightly!

Talking About Risk

Dear Steph, I enjoyed your article, and I was pleased to see your comparisons of wing-suit BASE and free-soloing. I think you make some excellent points. Side note: 18 months or so after my first El Cap jump, I started climbing. This was back before Spanish sticky rubber, when EB's were considered state-of-the-art footwear.

Nursing Career and Climbing Adventure

I'm wondering if you think it's smarter to enter school/career or take a year off to finish other dreams. Right now, I have no obligations and little student loans. The world feels widely open, but I am starting to feel the pressure towards getting a serious job. The question is when...


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