• Changing Gears: Ups & Downs on the NZ Road

    Changing Gears: Ups & Downs on the NZ Road
    Unity Wellington Stock : 2
    ISBN: 9781942549413
    Title: Changing Gears: Ups & Downs on the NZ Road

    On what initially began as an impulse, Sequoia Schmidt, a native of New Zealand and avid adventurer decides to purchase a ticket to her homeland with the goal of cycling across the country to reconnect with her roots.

    Once (somewhat) trained, Sequoia begins her journey and finds that she connects with much more than just the land where she is from. The people she encounters along her way and the flashbacks of her distorted childhood, paired with the aloneness that can only be had on a solo excursion of self-discovery, lead her to understand much more about herself and her strengths than she realized when she began.

    Through the account of her excursion, Sequoia brings the reader into her own mind on her adventure and connects us with the cathartic sensation that occurs when we let go of our need to be surrounded by things and simply live for a moment with only ourselves.
    Sequoia Schmidt is a bestselling author, adventurer and speaker. She is an entrepreneur and a publisher who takes, “conference calls at the crag, my Skype and author meetings at base camps, my board commitments from the ski slopes”. She is business minded and driven and has adventure in her blood. She is a passionate skydiver and mountaineer and her love of bike riding sets the scene for her latest adventure and book.
    Her debut book Journey of Heart; A Sojourn to K2, was a finalist in the 2016 International Book Awards and chronicles Sequoia’s journey through Pakistan to the mountain that claimed the lives of her brother and father on K2.
    Sequoia Schmidt was born in Napier, New Zealand and migrated to America just before her 16th birthday. Now living in Los Angeles, California, she has her own company, is a published (hard copy and online) writer and currently producing a motion picture about the life of her father, New Zealand mountaineer Marty Schmidt.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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