Jenny Tough is an endurance athlete who's best known for running and cycling in some of world's most challenging events - achieving accolades that are an inspiration to outdoor adventurers everywhere. Jenny joins us on stage with her latest book SOLO, which shares her unsupported journey running across mountain ranges on six continents, starting with one of the most remote locations on Earth in the Tien Shan (Asia) before exploring the High Atlas (Africa), the Bolivian Andes (South America), the Southern Alps (Oceania), the Canadian Rockies (North America) and the Transylvanian Alps (Europe).
Jenny's story empowers us that setting out to do things solo - whether the ambitious or the everyday - can be invigorating, encouraging and joyful. And her call to action to find strength, confidence and self-belief in everything we do will inspire and motivate.
There will be a book signing straight after the event.
SOLO will be available to purchase at the Festival book store over the Festival weekend.
Published by Octopus Publishing Group.
'I love that SOLO is part-self help and part adventure story. Jenny shows us all that the journey to self-belief comes with just as many ups and downs as the mountains she traverses and that, with a little trust in ourselves (and a few good cups of coffee) the next seemingly insurmountable pass is never beyond our reach.' - Anna McNuff