Nathan Fa’avae Adventurer at Heart
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Nathan Fa'avae awarded the Grand Prize in the inaugural Book Competition at NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival
Potton & Burton are delighted to report that Nathan Fa'avae has been awarded the Grand Prize in the inaugural Book Competition at the NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival for his book Nathan Fa'avae Adventurer at Heart.
The judges commented ‘This is wonderful tale and a must-read for all New Zealanders.’
The 14th annual NZ Mountain Film Festival got off to a roaring start in Wanaka over the weekend. Excited crowds packed the Lake Wanaka Centre and Rippon Hall for five days to view a world-class collection of adventure films and speakers. The audience numbers have been the largest ever seen by the Trust despite there has been a significant increase in the amount of shows and speakers on offer.
The Book and literature events kick in on Saturday July 9 with Words and Wine - A Mountain Reading. The audience will enjoy a complimentary drink, with full-bodied tales and hints of adventure and danger, humour and humility.
For more information on NZ Mountain Film Festival go to http://mountainfilm.net.nz
In this book, world champion adventure racer Nathan Fa’avae, considered by many to be the best in the history of the sport, shares his life story, and provides a unique insight into this remarkable pursuit.
Part-Samoan, Nathan was raised in Nelson, and it was as a wayward adolescent that he discovered outdoor adventure. Since then he has never looked back, and has been a full-time adventurer working as an outdoor educator, the owner of multiple adventure-based businesses, and a professional athlete.
His career has taken him all over the world, and he has raced in the deserts of Africa, Mexico and the Emirates, the plains of Tibet and China, and the peaks and valleys of Nepal, Ecuador, Brazil, Patagonia, Russia, the European Alps, and New Zealand. Nathan Fa’avae: Adventurer at Heart is a story of courage and perseverance, and of overcoming tremendous challenges. Nathan’s career as an adventure racer has been made even harder by atrial fibrillation, a heart condition which has threatened many times to stop his sporting endeavours. Nathan Fa’avae is a remarkable New Zealander, and this book is a moving and inspiring account of what it takes to become a world champion.
Released October 2015RRP $39.99