Annabelle Bond is a phenom in the climbing world, the business world, and the athletic world, and is one of the world’s fastest climbers on record. Having been born in Singapore, Annabelle has lived her life all over the world, including Hong Kong, Indonesia, USA, UK and Switzerland. Annabelle conquered the business world working her way up the ranks of the Real Estate business in Hong Kong, before finally becoming director of the company.
Ever the athlete, Annabelle competed for four consecutive years in the grueling machlehose trail, a 63 mile mountain marathon in Hong Kong known for its challenges to endurance runners. She became the 2nd fastest woman in one race in a completion time of 16 hours 50 minutes. Annabelle’s first climb was Aconcagua in Argentina in December 2001. She continued to scale numerous peaks above 6,000 meters in Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia with her Chilean team.She reached the summit of mount Everest on May 15th 2004, making her the fourth British woman to ever stand on top of the world. Annabelle has since gone on to scale all seven summits after her triumph at Everest, reaching the highest peaks on each continent in just 360 days. Annabelle reached the summit of Denali in Alaska on May 10th, 2005, making her the fastest woman climber in the world. Annabelle is now part of an elite group of less than 115 people to have ever achieved this physical and logistical feat.
"This is an incredible achievement for one young woman, a real test of endurance and strength. Annabelle deserves as much recognition as Ellen McCarther for conquering these mountains. She deserves a medal of her own." - Ex-England Captain and Lions Star Lawrence Dallaglio
Annabelle has combined her love of mountain climbing with her love for charity. To date, Annabelle has raised 1.6 million dollars for the Eve Appeal Foundation which specializes in the prevention of Ovarian Cancer.