Louise Minchin went from presenting BBC Breakfast to competing for the GB Team in Triathlon in the World and European Championship. In her new book Fearless she set out to push herself even further. Over 17 chapters, Louise embarked on terrifying, exhilarating adventures across the UK and the world to be able to tell extraordinary women’s stories – and to test herself. She free dived under the ice in the dark in Finland with the first female to swim a mile in the Antarctic Circle; she cycled across Argentina with one of the world’s most famous female endurance runners; she swam in the shark-infested waters of Alcatraz with two teenage sisters; she explored the dark and wild caves deep under the earth in Somerset, and much more, in the name of exploring what drives these incredible women, their motivation, resilience and determination.
Her book is not only a celebration of the bravery of these particular women, Louise is determined to bust the myth that only certain people can do incredible things and have their own adventures. In Fearless you will find women spanning all backgrounds, religions, ages, body shapes and sizes; women with disabilities, older women, younger women – all doing remarkable things that Louise wants the world to know about. Fearless is a rollercoaster of highs and lows, with fascinating and thrilling moments including some when Louise feared for her life. The book will leave you feeling empowered and inspired to get out there yourself – inspired to be fearless, in fact!
Join the amazing Louise as she chats to Lucinda Hawksley at 6.30pm on Tues 30 March for a very special Goldster Author to Author show.