Sequoia Schmidt

Showing in: Wanaka

Wanaka Session 13: Wednesday July 4
(Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Wanaka Mountain Book 3 Wednesday July 4
5:00pm in the Armstrong Room



Sequoia  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

Sequoia’s highly anticipated second book will premiere in NZ at the Festival. Changing Gears; Up’s and Down’s on the New Zealand Road, tells the story of her 2017, 28 day solo cycle across New Zealand’s South and North Island. The book describes her experiences of grief, loss and recovery, interwoven with adventures on the roads of NZ, as she returns to her homeland to re-connect with Aotearoa.

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 passionately follows her adventurous spirit and articulately writes about her magnificent journeys. We look forward to hearing her speak at her new book/short film launch and also in the Old Fashion Story Telling.

Photo Credit Woman’s Day Magazine