Jennifer Pharr Davis is a hiker, author, speaker, and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year who has covered over 14,000 miles of long distance trails on six different continents.
Jennifer Pharr Davis
Jennifer has written six books, articles for the New York Times, Outside magazine, Backpacker, and Trail Runner, and has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, NPR’s Talk of the Nation and the CBS Early Show. Her new book The Pursuit of Endurance (Viking) comes out in April of 2018 and has been called "a captivating narrative guidebook that will inspire readers to test their own limits, on the trail and off” (Kirkus Reviews).
"In her latest book The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience, Jennifer Pharr Davis- National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and record setter of the Appalachian Trail's FKT (fastest known time)- reveals the secrets and habits behind endurance as she chronicles the incredible accomplishments of leading athletes in the world of endurance hiking, backpacking, and trail running. With a storyteller's ear for detail and description, Davis distills complex rituals and histories into easy to understand tips and action items that will empowers readers to leverage new-found grit and achieve personal bests in everything from sports and family to the boardroom.
Jennifer is a professional speaker who has shared her trail adventures across the United States and Europe. She is founder and owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Company, a guiding service that strives “to make the wilderness accessible and enjoyable” for hikers of all ages, genders, and ability levels. Jennifer lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband Brew and their five-year-old daughter Charley and their one-year-old son Gus.
Jennifer's hour-long program will involve story telling, slides shows, readings from her book, and Q&A. Following the program, Jennifer will be signing copies of The Pursuit of Endurance, which Kirkus Reviews has called "a captivating narrative guidebook that will inspire readers to test their own limits, on the trail and off.”