International Women's Day sparkling afternoon tea
Start Date: 08 Mar 2017
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM
Duration: 3 hours
Venue: Sketty Hall, Gower College, Swansea, SA2 8QF › View map
Tori is an accomplished speaker inspiring audiences across the globe. This is your opportunity to learn from her world record-breaking expeditions, offer inspiring and thought-provoking examples of endurance and personal challenge in some of the most inhospitable conditions in the world.
Altitude and attitude focuses on Tori’s successful expedition to Mount Everest to become the youngest British female to reach the summit. It highlights her learnings from the expedition and looks at how you can apply the same ethos to your own life in terms of planning for and achieving ambitious goals, the techniques you can use to overcome multiple hurdles to achieve against the odds and how confidence and self-belief are central to achieving success.
15:00 - sparkling drink reception
15:30 - welcome address
15:35 - guest speaker: record-breaking adventurer Tori James - 'on top of the world - altitude and attitude'
16:30 - delicious afternoon tea and networking
18:00 - close
At the age of 25, became the youngest British woman (at that time) and the first Welsh woman to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. Tori stars in the BBC documentary ‘On Top of the World’ which was produced using video footage which she shot and directed whilst climbing Everest. She is also the author of ‘Peak Performance’ which describes her record-breaking climb to the summit.
Tori is a multi-talented individual with a passion for extreme adventure in sub
zero temperatures. She grew up on a farm in Pembrokeshire where she claims to have gathered much of her toughness for venturing outside in all weather. Tori spent three years working for the British Exploring which is based at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) in London. It was during her time working in the attic of the RGS that she became part of a team that was determined to make the record books. In May 2005 The Pink Lady PoleCats became the first ever all-female team to complete The Polar Challenge, a gruelling 360 mile race to the Magnetic North Pole finishing in 6th position out of 16 teams racing through polar bear territory, across constantly- shifting sea ice whilst battling against temperatures of -40°C.
In 2010 Tori cycled the length of New Zealand, a total of 2400km, unsupported from north to south. In June 2014 Tori was part of the Beeline Britain team the first team to travel in a straight line from Land’s End to John O’Groats in aid of BLESMA (the British Limbless Ex-Servicemen’s Association). Their 1,100km journey involved sea kayaking, road cycling, mountain biking and hiking and is documented in the award-winning film “As The Crow Flies”. The team set a record for the longest open sea kayak crossing in UK waters kayaking non-stop for 200km from Land’s End to Pembrokeshire.
In November 2014 Tori was awarded a ‘Points of Light’ Award by the Prime Minister in recognition of outstanding volunteering over the last 10 years.
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