Chris Noble, renowned adventure photojournalist and Salt Lake City resident, released Women Who Dare: North America’s Most Inspiring Rock Climbers on Nov. 12 (Falcon, Paperback, $24.95). Noble, who’s been published in Life, National Geographic and Outside, among other magazines, captured stunning color photos of 20 of the sport’s leading female climbers and displayed them next to full-length interviews. Featuring both legends like Lynn Hill and rising stars like Sasha DiGiulian, the book highlights these climbers’ dedication and passion for perfecting their craft and the art and the beauty of climbing.
*Photographers, on the other hand, rarely have photos of themselves in action, so 13% SALT ventured to the S-Curves in Big Cottonwood Canyon with Noble for a shoot. The first photo was taken by ascending a static rope with climbing aids to get a vantage point of about 40 feet from the ground.
More of Noble’s work can be found at NobleFoto.com.
Photographer and award-winning journalist Austen Diamond specializes in creative portraiture, commercial photography and editorial photojournalism. For booking inquiries and to view his portfolio, go to www.AustenDiamond.com.