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BIOGRAPHY (100 words)

World record adventurer and conservationist, Holly Budge, has two world records under her belt, including being the first woman to skydive Everest and race semi-wild horses 1000 kms across Mongolia in just nine days. Other achievements include summiting Everest, leading an expedition on the technical mountain, Ama Dablam, in Nepal and making a successful first ascent in the Altai Mountains. Holly is not limited to adventure, she is also an acclaimed artist and founder of ‘How Many Elephants’, an award winning charity raising awareness of the plight of elephants in Africa. Holly has raised over £300k for charitable initiatives to date.

BIOGRAPHY (400 words)

At the age of 21, Holly threw herself out of a perfectly good aeroplane for the first time in New Zealand. That sixty seconds of adrenaline (and sheer terror) changed the course of her life forever. It hadn’t occurred to her that people were getting paid to jump out of aeroplanes for a living! Funnily enough Holly’s school career’s advisor hadn’t mentioned this! Holly decided that was the job she wanted. Six months later, with lots of training, dedication and hard work, she achieved her rather far-fetched goal. On reflection, she refers to this as the ‘boldness’ of youth as when she set herself that goal, she knew nobody in NZ, she knew nothing about skydiving or filming but none of that mattered because she knew she could learn those skills or at least try. Achieving this goal gave Holly immense confidence and self-belief that she could achieve whatever she set her mind too.

Following on with this positive mindset, Holly has two world records under her belt so far, including being the first woman to skydive Everest and race semi-wild horses 1000 kms across Mongolia in just nine days. Four years ago, Holly graduated with a masters in Sustainable Design and this opened up a world of possibility, knowledge and passion for her. Her award-winning charity, How Many Elephants, was born. Holly’s adventures moving forward have a strong social and environmental purpose. She summited Mount Everest to raise awareness and funds for How Many Elephants. To date, Holly has raised £300k.

Recently Holly immersed herself with the Black Mambas, an all female, front-line, anti poaching team in South Africa and she documented their work on film. Holly aims to inspire women globally by showing real life examples of ordinary women who achieve extraordinary things. The Black Mambas are a great example of this and are one of the projects How Many Elephants is supporting. Holly’s next adventure is to hike a route on the Great Wall of China (3000 miles) to humbly carry out research into how elephant ivory fits into their culture and their deep rooted traditions and beliefs. Why? Because she’s curious and passionate about raising awareness of the elephant ivory crisis.  Holly believes passion has the power to make a change, personally, locally and globally. Her mantra is ‘Think Big, Dream Bigger’.



BBC Breakfast Show

Sky Sports Interview

Night of Adventure, London

Sky Sports Interview

Brubeck Ambassador

A Personal Journey

Holly @ We Are Africa

Skydive Everest 2008

Crazy Roads in Kathmandu!

Annapurna Circuit