Holly Budge

Mountaineering

Holly Budge is a world-class adventurer, Everest summiteer and the first woman to skydive Mt. Everest.

Holly is an inspirational keynote speaker dedicated to transforming lives through her focus on building mental toughness, maintaining mental health, setting ambitious goals, and promoting overall wellbeing.

Holly is not just a speaker; she is a catalyst for transformation. Whether addressing large conferences or intimate gatherings, Holly leaves a lasting impact, inspiring you to think big, be bold, and climb your Everest. She has been described as “one of the UK’s most accomplished female adventurers” and as “down-to-earth, funny and incredibly inspiring” by HRH Prince Edward.

Off the podium, Holly is the founder and chairman of international non-profit, ‘How Many Elephants’ and World Female Ranger Week. Recently voted as ‘Woman of the Year in Non-Profit’ in 2023, Holly has raised GBP £500,000 for environmental projects.

She founded her impact-driven charity, How Many Elephants, while studying for a Masters in Sustainable Design, to educate a worldwide audience about the devastating impacts of the ivory trade. Holly launched the hugely successful World Female Ranger Week to support female rangers on the front line of wildlife conservation. Her campaign has so far reached over 500 million people in the global media, with live interviews on Sky News, BBC Womans Hour, Times Radio etc. Her impactful work has been highly praised, including by Sir David Attenborough.

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