Looking beyond the competition circuit, Lisa’s quest for adventure has taken her around the world. Amid the towering granite peaks of Patagonia she made a super-fast all-free ascent of Saint Exupery Spire. On the revered gritstone cliffs of England, Lisa threw herself into the death-defying challenge of “hard grit” climbing, completing the terrifying and spectacular The End of the Affair (E8) at Curbar Edge, in October 2004. With this ascent she was the first woman ever to climb a traditional E8, a grade of difficulty previously the domain of the male elite. Lisa’s ability to handle immense pressure was further proven by her ascent of perhaps the most iconic hard grit line, Gaia (E8) in 2006. She completed the latter for a video project, making the first female ascent in just a two-week visit.