Her passion for adventure is evident with 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. She has raised over £300k for charities through her adventures so far.
Few people know that 96 African elephants are poached each day for their ivory. At this rate they will be extinct in the next decade. Holly has turned this disheartening statistic into a powerful and award-winning campaign, entitled 'How Many Elephants', which presents a physical commentary on the devastating impact of the elephant ivory trade.
2008: WORLD RECORD: FIRST WOMAN TO SKYDIVE MOUNT EVEREST
2009: WORLD RECORD: RACED 1000KMS ACROSS MONGOLIA ON HORSEBACK
2017: SUMMITED MOUNT EVEREST (8848M)
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Combining her passions
What life was like in her early 20s
How 60 seconds of pure terror changed the direction of her life
The boldness of youth
Working as a sky diving camera women
How her dream job changed
Deciding to go back to university at 24
Deciding a sky diving computer program and selling the company
Deciding to get more active in the world of adventure
£24,000 needed….in 9 months!
Falling out of the plane!
Dealing with the media!
Getting back to the UK and not having a plan
Dealing with the adventure blues
Being invited to take part in another world first expedition
Having 9 months to train for a 1000km horseback ride across Mongolia
Why it was more about the experience rather than winning
Being scared in the mountains
Putting everything into perspective
What a typical day was like out in Mongolia
Picking the craziest horses!
Galloping with 400 wild horses!
What she learned from spending time in Mongolia
Doing a first ascent of a mountain in Western Mongolia
Accidents in remote places
Having too much reliance on luck
Qualifications and experience
Setting up the charity - How Many Elephants
Going back to university to study for a Masters in Sustainable Design
96 elephants poached every single day in Africa
Being on the front line and working with the Black Mambas
How she fits it all in
Being able to travel with work
Building up a team of ambassadors
Plans for 2019
Moving to New Zealand
What a typical day is like
Final words of advice - “Think Big - Dream Bigger”
Website - www.hollybudge.com
How Many Elephants Campaign
Website - www.howmanyelephants.co
Instagram - @howmanyelephants
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