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Bonita Norris, FRGS

Bonita Norris, FRGS

Notable Achievements

  • Climbed Mt. Everest
  • Reached the North Pole
  • Climbed Mt Lhotse
  • Climbed Mt Manuslu
  • Climbed Ama Dablam



Bonita Norris is the youngest person ever to have reached the summit of Everest and the North Pole (by the age of 23). Bonita has been on six expeditions to the Greater Ranges and has climbed some of the world’s highest peaks, most recently making an attempt on K2 in Pakistan in 2016.

Bonita has broken mountaineering records, and in 2012 became the third British woman to ever climb the world’s 4th highest peak, Mt Lhotse; considered a technically more difficult climb than Everest.

Bonita is a sought after motivational speaker and event host and has spoken internationally for world famous brands over the past 8 years, including Bentley Motors, IMG WME, Veolia, Zurich, PWC and Roche to name but a few. Her speeches are light hearted, heart warming and with inspiring messages woven throughout.

Bonita published her first book The Girl Who Climbed Everest in 2017 and is an ambassador for Play For Change.

Bonita lives in London with her partner and outside of climbing is passionate about psychology, sociology and paleo-anthropology. She is also a qualified yoga teacher and is currently writing her next book.


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