National Geographic Adventurer and author to speak in Kamloops

Jennifer Pharr Davis set the overall fastest time to trek the Appalachian Trail, covering more than 3,500 kilometres in 46 days

An accomplished and record-holding hiker will soon appear at the Kamloops Library.

Jennifer Pharr Davis is an athlete, author and speaker and was named a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2011.

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She will speak at the Kamloops Library on Wednesday, July 17, at 6 p.m.

Davis set the overall fastest time to trek the Appalachian Trail, covering the trail’s 3,500-kilometre span from Maine to Georgia on the East Coast of the United States over 46 days.

Davis’ written work has appeared in The New York Times, Outside, Backpacker and Trail Runner.

The record-holding trekker will share stories, answer questions and sign copies of her new book, The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience.

The event is free but seating is limited and registration is recommended. To register, contact the library at 250-372-5145 or The event will also be live-streamed on the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library’s Facebook page at

Davis will also speak at the Merritt Library a day prior on July 16.

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