Bonita Norris made headlines in 2010 when she reached the summit of Mount Everest, she was 22 years old, and had become the youngest British female to reach the top of the world.
Since then Bonita has skied to the North Pole and become the first British woman to summit Mount Lhoste, the world's fourth highest mountain.
Bonita is an inspirational speaker who has been empowering her audiences for the past 4 years with a story of overcoming great odds, and with humorous anecdotes she explains she is no different and no more capable than anyone else - she just worked hard and didn't give up. Bonita explains she was an "ordinary girl from Wokingham" who taught herself to climb, saved every penny she had to pay for equipment, and had to overcome a great amount of prejudice for being a novice with a big goal. All this before she even set foot on Everest!
On 10th October, Bonita will be visiting Furness Academy to talk about her experiences and her journey to become the youngest British female to climb Everest.
Ticket price includes welcome refreshments.
All funds raised for the evening will go to the Furness Academy Inspiration Fund, inspiring students to achieve their dreams