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).