Darcy Gaechter: Overcoming Obstacles to "Do the Undoable"


In this video, Darcy Gaechter, the first woman to kayak the Amazon River from source to sea, shares how she overcame obstacles to "do the undoable." We all face challenges that we think are insurmountable. According to Darcy, we must start with an unwavering belief that we can do it, no matter what anyone else says. Throughout Darcy's entire life, people have told her she can't do the things she likes to because she's too little, too short, or a woman. But she never let this commentary stop her.

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Adventurer, Author, First & Only Woman to Kayak the Amazon River from Source to Sea

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An adventurer, record-setter, and boundary-breaker, Darcy Gaechter is best known as the first woman - and member of the first team - to kayak the Amazon River from source to sea. The journey required her crew to paddle over 4,000 miles across the widest part of South America, a voyage that took 148 days to complete. She is also the author of The Kayaker’s Guide to Ecuador and Amazon Woman, an adventure memoir detailing her Amazon River expedition and the life challenges she faced to get there – the rights of which have been purchased to turn her story into a movie. Gaechter inspires audiences with her personal journey of overcoming obstacles and making the impossible possible – sharing useful tactics to take on even the most daunting of challenges and demonstrating how a strong belief in yourself and in your goal are key ingredients to any success.