Imagine standing on the edge of a cliff, facing an inch-wide line of webbing that stretches across a vast expanse. It’s tensioned between two secure anchor points but it’s a dynamic surface that will bounce, sway, and stretch when you step out on it. This line isn’t just a piece of equipment; it’s a gateway to mastering fear and discovering your true potential.
This is the world of highlining, and Faith Dickey is a pioneer in this incredible sport.
Since 2008, Faith has been redefining what’s possible in highlining, a sport that demands extreme focus and courage. She’s one of the few women to excel in highlining and has set multiple world records and achieved a series of groundbreaking firsts. From free soloing 3,000 feet off the ground to crossing a 100-meter void and walking a highline in high heels, Faith’s achievements are a testament to her extraordinary mental and physical capabilities.
And Faith’s impact extends beyond her highlining feats. She’s an advocate for women in extreme sports and has created the first US business offering highline experiences, making this exhilarating sport accessible to more people.
In this episode, Faith takes us deep into her strategies for managing fear – from breathwork to positive self-talk – and shares how her high-altitude experiences have shaped her approach to life’s challenges. Her story is about more than highlining; it’s about breaking barriers, advocating for change, and inspiring others to explore their boundaries. And I think you’re going to be intrigued by how you can apply these takeaways to your own life.
Whether you’re facing your own metaphorical highline or seeking to manage fear more effectively, Faith’s journey offers invaluable lessons in courage, commitment, and the power of the human spirit.
“You don’t need to be fearless… You just need to not let fear be the one steering your ship.”
+ Resources and Links
@thefaithdickey on Instagram
Elevate Outdoors, Moab Utah: https://www.elevateoutdoorsguiding.com/