Mountaineer Holly Budge
Holly is a Mountaineer, Adventurer and Motivational Speaker.
Mel from Nature Shop met Holly in early 2016 and was immediately blown away by her inspirational accomplishments! 'She is so passionate about what she does, her ideas and what she has achieved is so inspiring!'
For Nature Shop having a woman like Holly as a Nature Shop Ambassador, who is fearless, adventurous and so inspirational is definitely someone to celebrate. We are a team of women here at Nature Shop and take a huge amount of pride in our accomplishments, so to support other inspirational females is something we have a huge passion for.
Holly has accomplished many amazing adventures including mountaineering, skydiving, snowboarding, horse riding and even has 2 world records under her belt. In 2008 she became the first woman to skydive Mount Everest. In 2009 she raced semi wild horses 1000kms across Mongolia in just 9 days. She has summitted Cho-Oyu in Nepal at 8201m, Buruntse at 7129m and has snowboarded from the summit of Mera Peak at 6500m. In 2016 she made the first ascent and summit of Mount Zuchi in the Mongolian Altai Mountains and successfully led the 'Summit Climb 2016 Expedition' on the technical Ama Dablan at 6812m in the Himalayas.
Not only has Holly achieved all this, she has also raised £300,000 for a range of diverse charities throughout her adventures including her amazing, award winning charity How Many Elephants bringing awareness of the plight of how many elephants are poached every day for their ivory. How Many Elephants seeks to unite, educate and inspire global change.
Holly is currently on an expedition on Mount Everest for 60 days, embarking on her next challenging journey. Using cutting edge technology, she will stream live video footage, everyday for the 60 day expedition, LIVE on social media to document the everyday struggle and reward of human endurance from one of the most hostile and challenging environments on the planet. Her 'straight to camera' style will be raw and spontaneous, showing us an intimate insight of the world of big mountain climbing.
Excitingly, Holly will be the FIRST person to stand on the summit of Mount Everest and stream live to social media. That is going to be so amazing to watch and what an achievement! This will be no easy thing to do, let alone whilst climbing Mount Everest, so this is a massive accomplishment.
Holly's vision is to inspire others, particularly women, to daydream, meander, run, climb and jump into their own adventures of self-discovery, and in doing so, learn that with self-belief, determination and resilience, even the biggest of challenges can be overcome.
"Through the lens of adventure, my vision is to empower others to become strong, independent individuals who live with purpose and confidence, who embrace fear to help overcome obstacles and to encourage the role of leadership."
"Think Big, Dream Bigger".
We are looking forward to watching and supporting Holly during this mammoth achievement.
For more information about Holly, check out her website here at Holly Budge.com