Amazon Woman with Darcy Gaechter
Darcy Gaechter is the first and only woman to kayak the entire length of the Amazon River.
Meet her at The Bookworm to hear about the intrepid 148-day journey, which began on her 35th birthday when she sold her successful outdoor business and left her old life behind. Part memoir, part feminist manifesto, Amazon Woman shows what incredible feats we are capable of and will encourage people, especially women, across all backgrounds and ages to find the courage and strength to live the life they've imagined.
For the past 15 years, Darcy Gaechter has been considered one of the world's best female kayakers, leading expeditions in the continental United States, Alaska, Ecuador, Colorado, Idaho, Bhutan, Nepal and Kenya. A speaker with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and the Colorado Whitewater Association, Darcy lives in Colorado.