Tori James, the first Welsh woman to conquer Everest – what an inspiration for our boys on Saturday

Posted: January 31, 2013 in Business/Cardiff News, Events
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After managing to summit a tiny peak, Toubkal, in Africa, last October, I felt completely inadequate reading about Tori James’ ascent of Everest in today’s Western Mail.


On top of the world: Tori James, the first Welsh woman to conquer Everest

Everest is over twice the height of my little mountain and Tori’s story is quite amazing. It tells of her facing the Death Zone on Everest where so many climbers have lost their lives. Her account of struggling with fear and illness on the ascent makes for compelling reading.

It is heartening to discover that a key incentive for carrying on when she was considering giving up was that she “wanted to make Wales, my friends and family proud.”

She was helped by listening to music performed by our famous Welsh artists and inspired by the Welsh rugby team’s unexpected win against England at the Millennium Stadium that year.

I suggest that every member of the Welsh Squad reads the Western Mail today to be motivated by this truly extraordinary feat, by a 5 foot 2, 30-year-old Welsh heroine. Tori, you are a truly wonderful example of Welsh courage, tenacity and pure guts to summit the world’s highest peak – well done!

  1. mrsptravels says:

    True inspiration! Congratulations… I’m a young Welsh woman with a big ambition to climb one day – sponsorship is my main issue!

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