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Annabelle Bond OBE

Mountaineer, Motivational Speaker & Philanthropist

Annabelle Bond

Hong Kong, HK

Annabelle Bond
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Annabelle Bond’s Biography

Annabelle Bond OBE earned the title “fastest woman climber in the world” in 2005 after scaling the highest peaks on the seven continents in just 360 days. Following six months of intensive training, she reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 15th 2004, the fourth British woman to stand on top of the world. After climbing Mount Everest, Annabelle went on to climb the other six mountains that comprise the Seven Summits, making her the only woman in the world to have achieved that extraordinary feat in less than a year.

In 2006 Annabelle joined HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco on an expedition to the North Pole conducted in conjunction with a project for the World Wildlife Fund. 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 ran the same distance across the Sahara Desert to raise funds and to highlight awareness for the Eve Appeal.

Annabelle speaks regularly to corporations, schools, and charity groups on the importance of setting 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. In addition, Annabelle has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to Mountaineering and Charity.

Annabelle Bond’s Newsfeed

WELL, Magazine Asia
Annabelle Bond - Adventurer and Philanthropist Inspiring Women to Reach New Heights

In this interview Annabelle Bond shares her inspiring story - one that proves that women of all ages can overcome any tall obstacle ahead of them.

Vogue
Annabelle Bond: My Mission To Everest

Extreme sportswomen and mountaineer Annabelle Bond, who grew up and continues to reside in Hong Kong, shares her story into sports, what it took to climb the word's highest mountain, and her subsequent outlook on life

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Annabelle Bond’s Background

Annabelle Bond
Mountaineer, Motivational Speaker & Philanthropist
Annabelle Bond is an adventurer and activist, who came to prominence after climbing the summit of Mount Everest in 2004, making her only the fourth British woman to do so. After Everest, she went on to scale the ‘Seven Summits’ - the highest peaks on each continent, including the Vinson Massif in Antarctica - in just 360 days.
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 uses the positive power of sport to tackle society's most pressing challenges around the globe, supporting projects on every continent. Support comes in three forms: funding, training and strategic counsel to ensure each project can provide the best possible opportunities to promote social change within their communities.
The Eve Appeal
Ambassador
2003 - Present
London, UK
The Eve Appeal is a registered charity, formed in 2002. Since then they have worked hard to raise money to fund the world-class research programme at the Department of Women's Cancer based at University College London (UCL).
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