Bonita Norris

Youngest person to stand at both 'Tops of the World'

Adventurer, TV presenter and motivational speaker Bonita Norris made history in 2010 when she became the youngest woman – aged 22 – to get to the summit of Mount Everest.

She may have lost that record just two years later to a 19-year-old but Bonita went on to ski to the north pole, lead an expedition to Kilimanjaro, become a TV presenter, be a brand ambassador for several leading businesses (including Tag Heuer, Ordnance Survey, Nissan, Karrimor and VocalLink) and set up her own holiday company. She also climbed to the top of Mount Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world, and raised substantial amounts of money for charity.

Always having the desire to be inspirational, motivational speaker Bonita Norris formed RocUp Holidays in 2015 (with the rock-climbing coach Robin O’Leary) to provide holidays for amateur climbers. Since 2012, her TV career has seen her being anchor for the Red Bull Cliff Diving programme on the Dave channel, in which she presents reports from various locations around the world, including jungles and deserts.

Bonita has a unique talent to appeal to audiences of all ages; she is particularly good at fantastic motivational youth talks. Bonita is able to deliver engaging talks about her inspirational achievements and at such a young age. She is the definition of an inspiration speaker, who will make any audience chase their dreams.

To book Bonita Norris as an exploration speaker at your event, contact Champions Motivational Speakers by completing the online form or calling +44 1509 85 29 27.

  • Motivational Speaking
  • Teamwork
  • Mountineering
  • Overcoming Adversity

“Bonita’s visit exceeded all of our expectations. She was warm and friendly with an incredible story to tell. The children were hooked from the minute she started speaking (as were all of the adults present). Her amazing photographs added to the story. She talked passionately for an hour – the children did not move. They were truly mesmerised. Overall it was a very special afternoon. Bonita was extremely engaging and her determination to achieve was evident. She was passionate yet realistic. Her motto ‘Aim High’ really resounded with us all. I can honestly say that everyone at our school who was part of this event was touched by Bonita and her incredible journey.” –  Andrew Strong. Assistant Head. Southway Primary School.

“I sat through her presentation and thoroughly enjoyed it. I spoke today to so many colleagues who also really loved it. She provided the students with so many stories, humorous anecdotes that I am sure they will always remember and most importantly, with tips for motivation. She truly is an inspiration!” – Julie Derrick. Head Teacher. Invicta Grammar School.

“I want to say thank you so much to Bonita for the talk that she gave to the 300 young people on Friday evening in Loughborough. Her story and presentation style resonated fantastically well with the themes of the camp and we were able to use excerpts from what she told us about her experiences throughout the weekend. The audience of talented young athletes and coaches were gripped from start to finish and I am certain that they will take away some really significant learning and influence from the session.” – Will Roberts. Head of Talent. Youth Sport Trust.


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