On May 22nd 2017, Holly stood on the summit of Mount Everest. Using cutting edge technology, she shared her journey on social media to intimately document the everyday struggle and reward of human endurance from one of the most hostile and challenging environments on the planet.



From galloping 1000kms across Mongolia on semi-wild horses to skydiving Mount Everest, Holly is a versatile adventurer with two world records under her belt so far.



Holly is an energetic and engaging motivational speaker who speaks passionately about her diverse achievements in the outdoors. Her message is simple: Think Big. Dream Bigger.


Few people know that 96 African elephants are poached each day for their ivory. At this astonishing rate they will be extinct by 2025. Holly has turned this disheartening statistic into a powerful exhibition, presenting a physical commentary on the devastating impact of the elephant ivory trade.

This is a stark reminder that greater awareness and education is needed and quickly. To situate this in a broader context, exotic and rare animal parts have been fetishized by humans as luxurious, highly prized and valued possessions for hundreds of years. The script needs rewriting.

Holly has weaved complex data into her craft to close the gap between scientific information and human connection. Her multi award-winning exhibition displays 35,040 elephants in a striking 18-metre long infographic display, using a monochrome palette to reflect the indifference of these animals in their fate.

"This exhibition is a very fresh approach, with high impact"

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Holly is an energetic and engaging motivational speaker who speaks passionately about her diverse achievements in the outdoors.

From basecamp to the boardroom, Holly’s inspiring speeches draw on the lessons she has learnt as an expedition leader and a world record holding adventurer. Holly engenders a strong relationship with her audience. She recently spoke at a conference to over 1000 and the following day to an intimate group of 8.

Holly’s tales from her adventures are told with passion, humour and humility. Having to regain composure after forward propelling herself accidentally from a plane at 29,500ft above Mount Everest to losing her steed and spending a night stuck deep in the Mongolian mountains, Holly has first-hand experience of testing her limits and overcoming challenges with skill, confidence and good judgement. Even in times of great adversity, she reinforces the importance of having a positive mindset. Her presentations incorporate a powerful collection of photographs and video from previous expeditions.

"My mission is to inspire others to daydream, meander, run, climb and jump into their own adventures."

Her themes include:


Life can teach us to limit our self belief. We need to THINK BIG, DREAM BIGGER and surround ourselves with like-minded others.


Passion is the golden key to success and fulfilment. It drives us to achieve our biggest dreams.


Dance to the beat of your own drum. We are in control of our mindsets. This is one of the only things we truly do have control of.


On a mountain, good decision making could be the difference between life and death. It is important to back yourself to make good solid decisions in the outdoors and in life.


There is power and magic in turning your ambitions into destinations, starting with learning how to break down big ideas into bite-sized, manageable chunks and act on them.


To push your limits you first have to test your limits. It is truly exhilarating to push yourself harder than ever before and discover you have more stamina, determination and resilience than you ever would have thought.



Holly delivers various combinations of her talk and workshop session, depending on her audience and their requirements. She is happy to put emphasis on any of her specific themes to fit with the client’s criteria. Her costs vary depending on the distance she has to travel, the occasion and the format of the day.

To request a digital brochure on Holly’s talks and to arrange a booking, please get in contact here or email,

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"But the most beautiful things in life are not just things. They’re people and places, memories and pictures. They’re feelings and moments, smiles and laughter."




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RT @AltonSchool1938:So of our parents commented how inspirational you found @hollybudge talk at Presentation Evening, her career, her a… 
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My exhibition will be open to the public 9-12pm tomorrow. Come in & say hello! 🖤…