Pembrokeshire Everest adventurer's, Tori James', book launched today
9:51am Monday 28th January 2013 in News
A Haverfordwest adventurer who entered the record books when she became the first Welsh woman to scale Mount Everest, will launch her first book today.
Tori James, who was the youngest British woman to reach the summit of the 29,000-foot Himalayan mountain when she was just 25 years old, will launch her book Peak Performance.
The book, which will form part of the Quick Reads series, takes the reader on a journey from the Pembrokeshire hills to the mountains of Nepal and the challenges Tori faced along the way.
Tori said: “There are two emotions which you need to succeed in my opinion – absolute excitement and extreme apprehension.
When these two come together you have a fantastic mix and what eventually took me to the summit of the world.”
Her journey, which raised £10,000 for the Prince’s Trust, was also aired in a BBC documentary ‘On Top of the World’ in May 2007.
Tori got her first taste of adventure when she went camping with the 4th Haverfordwest Guides, before completing her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award as a teenager.
She later spent four months living on a glacier in Iceland with the British Schools Exploring Society, before entering the record books in 2005 as a member of the first ever all-female team to complete The Polar Challenge – a 360- mile race to the magnetic north pole.
Tori, who now works as a community liaison leader and motivational speaker, said: “I still don’t know where I found the guts to follow it through, but at that time in my life I had no excuses, no children, no mortgage, so why not.”
The Quick Reads/Stori Sydyn 2013 titles will be launched at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay at 11am this morning.
For more information visit www.torijames.com.