- Don't delay, Holly's last three events have been sell outs.
- ALL proceeds going to How Many Elephants
- Complimentary glass of Prosecco on arrival
British adventurer, conservationist and motivational speaker, Holly Budge, was quite literally on top of the world when she summited Mount Everest last year. Holly has helped raise over £300k for a diverse range of charities through her adventures, including for her own award-winning campaign How Many Elephants
Holly’s passion for adventure is evident with two world records under her belt so far, including being the first woman to skydive Everest and 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 a team on the technical Ama Dablam (6812m) in Nepal. Other climbing achievements include summiting Mount Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), Baruntse (7129m) and snowboarding from the summit of Mera Peak (6476m). More recently, she made a successful first ascent in the Altai Mountains.
Holly feels strongly about the capability, yet lack of women on the mountains and is passionate about championing the potential of all women. Through the lens of adventure, her vision is to empower others to become strong, independent individuals who live with purpose and confidence, who embrace fear in order to overcome obstacles and to encourage the role of leadership. A fundamental aspect of managing barriers is having role models who can actively demonstrate that barriers can be overcome. Holly is testament to this.
Holly is not limited to adventure, she is also an acclaimed artist and conservationist. She is the founder of ‘How Many Elephants’, an award winning campaign, raising awareness of the plight of elephants in Africa and raising funds for the Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit, the first all-female anti poaching team in South Africa. Holly feels privileged to be joining these women for several weeks in May, immersing herself amongst them to find out what drives and motivates these incredible women to pursue their multifaceted roles as protectors, educators and beacons of hope, and document this on film. Holly's hard-hitting exhibition will be the backdrop of this talk.
Holly is an energetic and engaging motivational speaker who talks passionately about her diverse achievements in the outdoors. Her message is simple: Think Big, Dream Bigger.
What others say:
"She’s an immensely enthusiastic speaker and her talks have always been well illustrated, informative and funny. I recommend her highly!" Dick Willis - The Wilderness Lectures
"Polished and professional, and I loved the crazy mix of three totally different genres of adventure. Not easy, but you did it well." Alastair Humphries - Night Of Adventure
“Holly is a breath of fresh air. She will surprise and inspire you but will also make you laugh. Most importantly you’ll be reminded that it doesn’t take superhumans to do extraordinary things, it just takes women like Holly who have serious amounts of determination and humour.” Belinda Kirk - Explorers Connect
"A talented public speaker, who generously shares her experiences of fearless challenges and environmental campaigns. Holly is awesome, in the truest sense of the word." Zara Wood - Pecha Kucha Brighton