" only those who will risk going too far afraid can possibly see how far one can go "
Annabelle Bond is an international 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, making her the only woman in the world to have achieved such an immense physical and logistical feat in such a short time.
Born in Singapore, she has competed in the 103 km Hong Kong Mountain Marathon four times and has a long history of competing in endurance events to raise funds and awareness for charities and appeals. In May 2009 she ran a 250 km endurance race across the Namibian desert as part of the Racing the Planet Series. Later that year she ran the same distance across the Sahara Desert for the Eve Appeal, which specializes in the prevention of ovarian cancer. To date she has raised almost US$2 million for this cause.