Faith Dickey was the first female to level the playing field for women in the sport of highlining. Though the outdoor sport world has historically been male-dominated, she has worked to prove that gender is not a disadvantage and inspire other women to pursue their athletic dreams. Within 6 months of highlining, Faith had crushed the previous female world records in the sport and has since continued to break her own records, set new ones, and continues to push her limits full time.
An avid explorer of the mechanism of fear, Faith strives to share her journey with the emotion and decipher between intuition and fear through her highlining and free soloing experiences. As an athlete, Faith is known for her strong mental edge, outspoken stance on women, her stubborn determination and her impressive achievements.
Faith has a passion for establishing new highlines around the world, from the snowy peaks of the Alps to the rugged wilderness of Tasmania. In any given year she can be found in no less than ten countries bridging gaps, scouting new projects, hitchhiking to her destination, or learning a new language to connect with the local people. Along with highlining, Faith finds climbing and mountaineering to be important complimentary skills, especially as they enable her to reach some of her most difficult projects.
Having a positive impact on the world and its inhabitants is an underlying objective that guides all of Faith’s pursuits, and she hopes to not only be a participant in positive change socially, environmentally and politically, but also lead by example in these same endeavors.
Despite juggling the busy life of a professional athlete, Faith still manages to organize the annual Women’s Highline Meeting (formerly Girls Only Slackline Festival) in Czech Republic and collaborates on projects with her women’s highline team G4G, which focuses on women highlining.
Interested in learning more or attending the Women’s Highline Meeting? Check out the website here.