Mountaineer Holly Budge
Holly Budge is a British adventurer, conservationist and speaker
Her passion for adventure is evident with two world records under her belt so far, one for being the first woman to skydive Everest, and the other for racing semi-wild horses 1000 kms across Mongolia in just 9 days. She works as a big mountain expedition leader and last year successfully led an expedition on the technical Ama Dablam (6812m) in Nepal.
In 2017 Holly successfully summited Mount Everest and documented her expedition daily on social media giving an intimate insight into the world of big mountain climbing. She was the first person to stand on the summit and stream live to social media
Other climbing achievements include summiting Cho-Oyu (8201m), Baruntse (7129m) and snowboarding from the summit of Mera Peak (6476m) in Nepal.
Holly has raised over £300k for a diverse range of charities through her adventures, including for her own award-winning charity ‘How Many Elephants’.
Her vision is to empower and motivate women around the world, encouraging them to pursue their own journeys with purpose and show that with self belief, determination and resilience even the biggest of challenges can be overcome. Holly is an energetic and engaging motivational speaker who talks passionately about her diverse achievements in the outdoors
This year she will be working with the Black Mambas in South Africa, the first all-female front line anti poaching team. She will be making a feature length documentary while there showing real life case studies of ordinary women who achieve extraordinary things in traditional male roles.
Here are Nature Shop we are totally in awe of Holly's achievements and find her extremely inspiring and empowering