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Annabelle Bond OBE

Mountaineer, Motivational Speaker & Philanthropist

Annabelle Bond

Hong Kong, HK

Annabelle Bond
Mike Bolsover
Silver Heritage Limited
Ruma Bose
Clearco

Annabelle Bond’s Biography

Annabelle Bond OBE earned the title “fastest woman climber in the world” after summiting the highest peaks on all seven continents in only 360 days. Following six months of intensive training, she reached the summit of Mount Everest on 15 May 2004, the fourth British woman to stand on top of the world. Annabelle then tackled the other six peaks that make up the Seven Summits, making her the only woman at the time to have achieved the remarkable feat in less than a year.

The following year, in an expedition conducted alongside a project for the WWF, Annabelle accompanied HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco to the North Pole. In 2009 Annabelle ran a 250-kilometre self-supported endurance race across the desert of Namibia as part of the Racing the Planet Series of Races. Later that year she covered a similar distance across the Sahara Desert to highlight awareness and raise funds for the Eve Appeal.

Annabelle regularly presents to charity groups, schools and companies on the importance of establishing and achieving goals. She also works as an Advisor to Arbor Ventures, an all-woman venture capital fund. She has been awarded the position of honorary Colonel of the Chilean Army, and she was made a member of the Royal Council of Ingxotha by his Majesty King Zwelithini Goodwill KaBhekuzulu of KwaZulu. Annabelle has also been honoured for her services to Mountaineering and Charity with the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Annabelle Bond’s Newsfeed

South China Morning Post
Ain’t no mountain high enough for Annabelle Bond

A passion for adventure and a higher purpose kept Annabelle Bond motivated through the extreme challenges of her record-making climbing expeditions.

Vogue
The Best Hong Kong Hiking Trails For Every Level

Mountaineer and extreme sportswoman Annabelle Bond, who lives in Hong Kong and grew up here, shares her favourite local hiking routes, from beginner trails to advanced hikes.

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Annabelle Bond’s Background

Annabelle Bond
Mountaineer, Motivational Speaker & Philanthropist
Activist and adventurer Annabelle Bond came to the public’s attention in 2004 after summiting Mount Everest, making her only the fourth British woman to have done so at the time. She then went on to scale the highest peaks on each continent – known as the Seven Summits – in less than a year.
Savills
Director of Residential Leasing
1991 - 2001
Hong Kong, HK
Savills plc is a global real estate services provider. Whilst at Savills, Annabelle secured prominent corporate accounts - Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Global Crossing, Citibank, BOC, Microsoft and Natwest.
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Other Business Interests

Just Challenge
Ambassador
Hong Kong, HK
Just Challenge provides companies with the opportunity to engage employees, clients and/or leaders through physical challenges. The challenges are bespoke and help corporates respond to their business needs, improving brand warmth, employee engagement, client relationships and charity fundraising.
Arbor Ventures
Advisor
Hong Kong, HK
Arbor is a venture capital firm focused on partnering with exceptional entrepreneurs building technology companies.
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Philanthropy

Laureus
Ambassador
2004 - Present
London, UK
The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which supports programmes on every continent, harnesses the positive force of sport to address society's most serious issues. To guarantee that each initiative provides the best possible opportunity to promote social change within their communities, support comes in three forms: strategic council, training and financing.
The Eve Appeal
Ambassador
2003 - Present
London, UK
The Eve Appeal is a registered charity, formed in 2002. They have since worked tirelessly to generate funds for the world-class research programme at University College London's Department of Women's Cancer (UCL).
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