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.