Holly Budge

Everest summiteer, first woman to skydive Everest, founder of How Many Elephants Charity, and champion of female wildlife rangers

Described as “one of the UK’s most accomplished female adventurers”, Holly Budge will inspire you to think big and dream bigger.

She’s a world-class adventurer with a couple of world records under her belt, including being the first woman to skydive Everest and race 1000 km across Mongolia on semi-wild horses.

She has climbed to Everest's summit and spent 30 minutes on the summit with just her and her climbing partner, a truly rare privilege! Through her adventures, she has raised over £400K for charities.

She doesn’t stop there. She is passionate about elephants and educates and inspires a global audience about the devastating impacts of the African Elephant ivory trade.

Her multi-award-winning charity, How Many Elephants, is 100% design-led and will leave you speechless. It visualises the annual poaching rate of 35K elephants in a powerful exhibition and avoids any gruesome or gory imagery.

Holly is gaining momentum quicker than a charging herd of elephants and has been touring major international cities with her anti-poaching campaign.

"Holly is down to earth, funny and incredibly inspiring!" says HRH Prince Edward.

"Thank you for all you are doing to protect the African elephant," adds Sir David Attenborough.

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